Do users and passwords created by useradd command in linux also register them with same creditionals in MySQL database?

  • Welcome to Super User! Are you asking if the end result is the same, if the syntax is the same - or what exactly are you asking?
    – Thor
    Dec 29, 2013 at 23:50
  • @Thor Hi, I'm asking if I register a user with useradd, whether that user will also be registered in MySQL.
    – ComMania
    Dec 30, 2013 at 0:10
  • Fair enough; it'd probably be nice if you added that to your question, so that it is a bit more clear. :-)
    – Thor
    Dec 30, 2013 at 0:11

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useradd creates a local user that can potentially log in to a Unix/Linux system and execute commands from the command line, or may have access to FTP services, etc.

CREATE USER, which is a mySQL command, creates user accounts for the MySQL database only. One is not related to the other in any way. Permission changes applied to a Linux user do not reflect on MySQL users, and privileges granted to MySQL users apply only to MySQL tables and schemas.

The comparison is much like comparing apples with bricks.

  • But Apple devices are bricks... Dec 30, 2013 at 1:29

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