How To Rename an Existing User Account Name

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How To Rename an Existing User Account Name? - MySQL FAQs - Managing User Accounts and Access Privileges

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A

If you want to change the name of an existing user account, you can use the "RENAME USER oldName TO newName" command. The tutorial exercise below shows you how to do this:

>cd \mysql\bin
>mysql -u root -pretneciyf mysql

mysql> RENAME USER dev TO dba;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

mysql> SELECT User, Password, Shutdown_priv FROM mysql.user;
+------+-------------------------------------------+-----+
| User | Password                                  | ... |
+------+-------------------------------------------+-----+
| root | *3735F1D8464342BA852E10101E55E422EBAAAF35 | Y   |
| dev  | *446BD97F308FBA0B9CBDC962C2842AD338BCE59E | N   |
+------+-------------------------------------------+-----+
2 rows in set (0.03 sec)

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