Granted privileges

From: Guillermo Alan Bort <>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:26:45 -0200
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Hey everyone,

      Yesterday I was toying arround with a MySQL (and toying is about everything I could do) and I found a rather interesting thing.

   I created a database 'db1' and a user 'db1', obviously (as I'm an oracle dba) user db1 had full privileges on database db1, however I then created another user (to run the authentication side of the application) and then granted just select on the tables of database db1 (I then removed this privilege and added select just on the users table). But the interesting thing I found is that I can grant a user privileges on database level. In Oracle terms it would be like granting a user privileges over a schema (not owned by it). This is not possible in Oracle (afaik), object level privileges have to bee granted for every object. I've found some workarrounds over the years but never a simple solution like GRANT SELECT ON ANY TABLE FROM <schema> TO <user>; which would be awesome ^_^ (yes, I know about synonyms, triggers and everything, I've done it, it's just that It seems a little too much work for something so simple).

so... I'd like to hear everyone's opinion on this (I know there are some great DBAs arround this list and I always appreciate your comments).

Have fun, life's too short

Alan Bort
Oracle Certified Professional

Received on Tue Mar 10 2009 - 07:26:45 CDT

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