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MySQL service stops after trying to grant privileges to a user

I am using MySQL 5.6, I was trying to create a super user for specific database but I got ERROR 1396 (HY000): Operation CREATE USER failed for 'superuser'@'%' Then I thought maybe there is already ...
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Find orphaned users

In SQL Server 2005, is there a way to find users that either don't exist at the server level (an account that was deleted at server level but wasn't disassociated from databases before it was deleted) ...
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Difference between database vs user vs schema

I'm really confused with the terms database, user and schema. Can anyone explain how they are different from each other (if they are)? If they are same then, what are the similarities between them? ...
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How to get all roles that a user is a member of (including inherited roles)?

Let's say I have two Postgresql database groups, "authors" and "editors", and two users, "maxwell" and "ernest". create role authors; create role editors; create user maxwell; create user ernest; ...
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MySQL export user with semi-colon “;” on the end

I am trying to set up automatic export of user accounts from one server to import into another. I am running the following command; $ mysql -u root -p -B -s -e "show grants for 'myuser'@'localhost';" ...
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How to find which tables and views a user has access to?

We have a SQL Server 2008 database and have restricted all tables and views away from a specific user ID. Over the years we have granted back tables and views one at a time based on user need. We ...
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Who is the person using a SQL login?

Is it possible to find out who used a SQL-Server login? Let's assume we suspect a person to abuse a SQL login that is supposed to be used by an application only to logon to SQL-Server. Is the domain ...
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How To Hide Schema from user

I have DB with 2 schemas: A and B. B schema's procedures use A schema's procedures. I need to create user, which will not be able to see A schema. This user can use only B schema, but i want to let ...
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Comma List vs Multiple Records

I am currently building out an application that will contain many users, two roles and two groups. Logically we want users to be able to be administrators of other users within the two groups. User ...
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Export all MySQL users

I need export all of a MySQL database users (including permissions) for a migration. There is over 5,000 users, what is the best way to do this? Should I just dump the mysql.user table?
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Adding a user to MySQL with 'name'@'%' fails with ERROR 1396

I just tried to add a new user to MySQL using CREATE USER 'name'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY '...' However, it fails with the following error: ERROR 1396 (HY000): Operation CREATE USER failed for 'name'@'%' ...
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How do I translate a Windows SID to an SQL Server server_user_sid?

There is this nice SQL Server function SUSER_SNAME which translates a server_user_sid to a user name. This is useful for translating well-known Windows SIDs to (potentially localized) user names. ...
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Error Code: 1133. Can't find any matching row in the user table

Im reading O'Relly "Learning MySQL" and it says that you can create a user in MySQL by doing just this: mysql> GRANT ALL ON *.* TO 'jill'@'%.invyhome.com' IDENTIFIED BY 'the_password'; Query OK, 0 ...
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How do I automatically grant all privileges to a schema created by a user in mysql?

Someone new joined the company and I created an account for her in mysql using the following: CREATE USER 'username' IDENTIFIED BY 'password' She needs to create her own schema and so used: GRANT ...
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cannot execute as the database principal because the principal does not exist - DB Restoration

I have received one database backup from one of my client and now I'm trying to restore it into my system. I tried to search this issue on google and tried most of the suggested solutions but none of ...
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Cross-database view - Not able to access database under the current security context

We have two databases, Adb and Bdb. In Bdb, we create a view that references another view in Adb, like so: CREATE VIEW Bdb.dbo.Bview AS SELECT * FROM Adb.dbo.Aview. We have an SQL Authenticated ...
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Switch user to 'postgres' user on macOS results in “su: Sorry” error

The Postgres installers kindly provided to the community by EnterpriseDB.com creates a postgres user account on macOS as is common. In a console session in Terminal.app, I need to switch to that user....
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Microsoft SQL Server v13 bulk add users from active directory

I would like to import all users from Active Directory into Security/Users. What I do is the following: Go to Security -> Users Right click Users -> New User... User type: Windows user, click on '......
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Mongodb sharded cluster backup user issue

We're using a simple python script to backup our mongodb cluster. the script connects to each mongod instance via ssh, and performs mongodump, all without requiring user/pass ever since we started ...
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Allow multiple users to see procedures and functions

I have GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `test1`.* TO 'admin'@'%', GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `test1`.* TO 'devel'@'%' (from SHOW GRANTS FOR some_user) and I have created simple procedure as admin in test1. And ...
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Delete orphaned SQL Users

I have a Microsoft SQL Server that had a database called SQLDATABASE. It also had a user called SQLUSER. The SQLDATABASE was deleted but not SQLUSER. SQLUSER only belonged to SQLDATABASE. I want to ...
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How to create root user after running mysql_install_db?

I'm installing MySQL on ubuntu and I changed the data directory. I created new data files using mysql_install_db command. So now I need to access my database using root but it won't let me in. I ...
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Role to view SQL server job log

We have a monitoring tool that can check if Microsoft SQL Server jobs have run successfully. What I want to do is create a user that has as little permission as possible but it must be able to watch ...
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How to Measure data consumed by an user in Azure sql server database?

For an Azure sql server MI, we have multiple external users consuming data, I would like to know how much data an user is consuming/extracting from the DB? Can this be checked from, 1.) From SSMS ...