I have over 100 system and admin users in my db server. Does anyone know how to show their grants by running a single query? Thank you very much.

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No need to run a query - just input


If you have sufficient privileges, you should get all their privileges.

A bit more fine-grained is the following query

mysql> SELECT grantee, table_catalog, table_schema, privilege_type, is_grantable
 FROM schema_privileges;

This way, you can do it by user, &c. BTW, you have to run this from the information_schema. This information

This page should also be of use.

Using the mysql schema, you can issue the query

mysql> SELECT Host, Db, User, Table_name, Column_name, Column_priv FROM columns_

From this page.

  • is there a way up to the table and column level? Nov 20, 2015 at 3:33
  • Check out my query using the mysql schema.
    – Vérace
    Nov 20, 2015 at 3:34

If you have Percona Toolkit installed, you can use the pt-show-grants to print all MySQL grants.

pt-show-grants [OPTIONS] [DSN]

pt-show-grants shows grants (user privileges) from a MySQL server.

Refer to the Documentation for available options.

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