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Old 10-27-2008, 05:24 AM   #1
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"Access denied" in MySQL server

Hello! I installed server MySQL (version 5.0) in Debian. Next I set up root password and added new user. Problem is that localy I can log only on root account ("mysql -u root -p"), however if I want to log on other account then I have information like this:
ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'seprob'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
Additional is something strange; when I want to log remotely, after inscription of command "mysql -u root -h host", I'm logged without password. When I inscribe that same command with "-p" option, I can't go into the server (that same communique about error what above) on the root account and others. Any suggestions?
Old 10-27-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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I have found that I have to give permission to users @localhost and @%:

GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO 'myuser'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'mypassword';
GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO 'myuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'mypassword';
Old 10-27-2008, 11:03 AM   #3
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Apart from what hairysocks suggested, you may also need to execute
flush privileges;
after executing the grants.
Old 10-27-2008, 01:17 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot.


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