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USER_PRIVILEGES

The USER_PRIVILEGES table provides information about global privileges. This information comes from the mysql.user system table:

USE information_schema;
DESC user_privileges;
+----------------+--------------+------+------+---------+-------+
| Field          | Type         | Null | Key  | Default | Extra |
+----------------+--------------+------+------+---------+-------+
| GRANTEE        | varchar(81)  | YES  |      | NULL    |       |
| TABLE_CATALOG  | varchar(512) | YES  |      | NULL    |       |
| PRIVILEGE_TYPE | varchar(64)  | YES  |      | NULL    |       |
| IS_GRANTABLE   | varchar(3)   | YES  |      | NULL    |       |
+----------------+--------------+------+------+---------+-------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)
SELECT * FROM user_privileges;
+------------+---------------+-------------------------+--------------+
| GRANTEE    | TABLE_CATALOG | PRIVILEGE_TYPE          | IS_GRANTABLE |
+------------+---------------+-------------------------+--------------+
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Select                  | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Insert                  | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Update                  | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Delete                  | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Create                  | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Drop                    | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Process                 | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | References              | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Alter                   | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Show Databases          | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Super                   | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Execute                 | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Index                   | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Create User             | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Trigger                 | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Create View             | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Show View               | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Create Role             | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | Drop Role               | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | LOCK TABLES             | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | CREATE ROUTINE          | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | ALTER ROUTINE           | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | EVENT                   | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | SHUTDOWN                | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | RELOAD                  | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | FILE                    | YES          |
| 'root'@'%' | def           | CONFIG                  | YES          |
+------------+---------------+-------------------------+--------------+
28 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Fields in the USER_PRIVILEGES table are described as follows:

  • GRANTEE: The name of the granted user, which is in the format of 'user_name'@'host_name'.
  • TABLE_CATALOG: The name of the catalog to which the table belongs. This value is always def.
  • PRIVILEGE_TYPE: The privilege type to be granted. Only one privilege type is shown in each row.
  • IS_GRANTABLE: If you have the GRANT OPTION privilege, the value is YES; otherwise, the value is NO.