This shell script helps user to create a user in mysql database, when someone doesn't know about mysql, but need quickly add new user. The user should have passwordless access to mysql to run this script
Add Mysql user via script
#Ask user to enter database name and save input to dbname variable
read -p "Please Enter Database Name:" dbname
#checking if database exist
mysql -Bse "USE $dbname" 2> /dev/null
#if database exist:
if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
#ask user about username
read -p "Please enter the username you wish to create : " username
#ask user about allowed hostname
read -p "Please Enter Host To Allow Access Eg: %,ip or hostname : " host
#ask user about password
read -p "Please Enter the Password for New User ($username) : " password
#mysql query that will create new user, grant privileges on database with entered password
query="GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON $dbname.* TO $username@'$host' IDENTIFIED BY '$password'";
#ask user to confirm all entered data
read -p "Executing Query : $query , Please Confirm (y/n) : " confirm
#if user confims then
if [ "$confirm" == 'y' ]; then
mysql -e "$query"
#update privileges, without this new user will be created but not active
mysql -e "flush privileges"
#if user didn't confirm entered data
read -p "Aborted, Press any key to continue.."
#If database not exit – warn user and exit
echo "The Database: $dbname does not exist, please specify a database that exists";
Please Enter Database Name:test
Please enter the username you wish to create : test
Please Enter Host To Allow Access Eg: %,ip or hostname : localhost
Please Enter the Password for New User (test) : 12321q
Executing Query : GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON test.* TO test@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '12321q' , Please Confirm (y/n) : y
Server1:/# mysql -u test -p12321q
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Your MySQL connection id is 54
Server version: 5.1.66-0+squeeze1 (Debian)
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