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SHOW GRANTS

Show permissions (privileges) for the specified user (or role).

Syntax

SHOW GRANTS FOR { user | role }

user:
  'user'@'host_name'
role:
  ROLE 'role_name'

Arguments

  • 'user'@'host_name' - user for which to show privileges
  • 'role_name' - role for which to show privileges

Remarks

Example

The following query displays the privileges assigned to the current user.

SHOW GRANTS;
****
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Grants for root@localhost                                           |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+
| GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'root'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

The SHOW GRANTS FOR ROLE command displays the grants assigned to the role specified in the query. The following query displays the grants assigned to the role ‘rw’.

SHOW GRANTS FOR ROLE 'rw';
****
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Grants for role rw                                              |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
| GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO ROLE 'rw'                                 |
| GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE ON `trades`.`company` TO ROLE 'rw' |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
2 rows in set (12 ms)