Remote access to MySQL for a none-root user

  • Posted December 19, 2014

Hello! I have a droplet on Ubuntu with RoR, rvm and MySQL are installed and configured. I dont have the source code, itll should be downloaded by the other man, through the remote access. He asked my to open him access to a new, none-root user, access to DB and the way, where he can download files with the RoR application. What do I have to do? Much thanks!


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First step:


Next Step:

edit /etc/mysql/my.cnf change this line (if it exists)

bind-address            =

To this:

#bind-address            =

restart MySQL:

service mysql restart

add rule in the firewall:

ufw allow from any to any port 3306

Finally, grant them access in MySQL. This example assumes the user is “remote_user”, the password is “remote_password” and database is “local_db”. Change to match what you need. If you need full access:

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON local_db.* to 'remote_user'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'remote_password'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

For most rights, but not full rights:

GRANT SELECT,UPDATE,INSERT ON local_db.* to 'remote_user'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'remote_password'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

For Read-Only:

GRANT SELECT ON local_db.* to 'remote_user'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'remote_password'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES;