[mariaDB on RedHat 7.7]

I just want to create a new database, but found "access denied":

create database lamp_k;

ERROR 1044 (42000): Access denied for user 'lamp'@'localhost' to database 'lamp_k'

These are my privileges:

| Grants for lamp@localhost                                                                                   |
| GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO 'lamp'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY PASSWORD '*F90C7030DCB590F7C8E0ED955DA6222DE699A9E8' |
| GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `lamp_*`.* TO 'lamp'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION                                  |

2 Answers 2


Your problem is very simple.

  • You have grants to do things in any existing database that starts with lamp_.
  • You do not have permission to create a new database even if it starts with lamp_.
  • You would need at least GRANT CREATE ON *.* to create databases.
  • Did this answer solve your problem ??? Jul 20, 2020 at 20:13

Before the changes actually take action, you need to run


EDIT: Just saw that you tried to grant Privileges on a database which doesn't exists. You need to give them global privileges to create databases.

  • Permissions were assigned by the administrator days ago, no need to flush
    – anthony
    Sep 26, 2019 at 12:33
  • @anthony Does you want to say that server reboots during this days? If no - flush, it is safe.
    – Akina
    Sep 26, 2019 at 12:48
  • i did it. it doesn't work.
    – anthony
    Sep 26, 2019 at 12:51

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