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(Home >> SQL Services >> Manage Database Users)


This interface allows server administrators to retrieve a list of database users, each users database, and which account owns each database user. The server administrator can use this interface to rename database users.

Database users

This interface provides a table of all of the database users on the server.

Click each column heading to sort the list by that column. Search for a particular user with the Search text box.

Rename a database user

To rename a database user, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the pencil icon in the row that corresponds to the database user.
  2. Enter the new name for the database user in the Rename to text box.


    MySQL limits the database username to 16 characters. The system includes the database prefix in the character count for the username.

    For example:

    • A database with the db_ prefix would allow usernames up to 13 characters long.
    • A database with the example_ prefix would allow usernames up to eight characters long.


  3. Enter a new password for the user in the Set Password text box. 


    This step is optional.

  4. Click Submit to confirm that you wish to rename the database user.
    • To cancel the action, click Close.


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