This article explains how to set up a user on your MySQL® server in order
to connect to a MySQL database
Note: The article shows you how to connect to a MySQL instance local to a
server. For the corresponding steps for Cloud Databases, see Connect to a
In order to perform these steps, you must have local server access to log in as
root MySQL user.
You need to know the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer from which
you're connecting. You can retrieve this information by visiting one of the
Perform the following steps to grant access to a user from a remote host:
Log in to your MySQL server locally as the
rootuser by using the
# mysql -u root -p
You are prompted for your MySQL root password.
Note: If you gain access to MySQL without entering a password,
consider running the
mysql_secure_installationscript, which sets a
MySQL root password and updates other settings to increase
security. Microsoft SQL Server Managed
Services can help you manage your SQL server instances.
GRANTcommand in the following format to enable access for the
remote user. Ensure that you change
22.214.171.124to the IP address that you
obtained previously, and
my_passwordto the password that you
mysql> GRANT ALL ON fooDatabase.* TO fooUser@'126.96.36.199' IDENTIFIED BY 'my_password';
This statement grants
ALLpermissions to the new user when the user
connects from the specified IP address by using the specified password.
To test the connection remotely, access the MySQL server from another
Linux® server. The following example uses
188.8.131.52 as the IP address
of the MySQL server:
# mysql -u fooUser -p -h 184.108.40.206 Enter password: Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 17 Server version: 5.0.45 Source distribution Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer. mysql> _
When you set up a remote user, consider the following information:
A local user is different from a remote user. For example,
fooUser@localhostis not the same as
[email protected]. If you want
both users to have the same permissions, you need to duplicate permissions.
We don't recommend granting
ALLpermissions. For standard users, we
To grant access to only a specific table, you can use the
command. For example, in the preceding step, you could use
If you're using iptables, you need to add an entry to your firewall rule
for Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) port 3306. You can use the name
mysqlfor the port number.
Updated 14 days ago