Show Privileges for MYSQL User

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How can I see what privileges are assigned to a MYSQL user?

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Joseph UndisNetwork and Systems AdministratorCommented:
Connect to your MYSQL database as the user you want to view permissions of and type the following in the MYSQL console:


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You can also do the same for a different user by typing the following:


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SHOW GRANTS FOR 'root'@'localhost';

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APD TorontoSoftware DeveloperAuthor Commented:
What does the following mean?

| GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO 'chris'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY PASSWORD '*6C8989366EA
F75BB670AD8EA7A7FC1176A95CEF4' |

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Also, is it normal to get duplicate users with

 select user from mysql.user;
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