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#1 rustyp



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Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:34 PM

Was following the instructions for adding another user here http://wiki.uniforms.../MySQL_Security

Got into phpmyadmin then privileges tab top of the list is a user named "pma" has no global privileges, I dont recall creating this user or does it come from the factory with it?

Ok to delete user pma ?


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Posted 24 December 2011 - 06:17 AM

PhpMyAdmin puts this user in by default. It is described as the "control user," and it has only restricted access to the pmadb. This db is used exclusively by phpMyAdmin. If you search on "phpMyAdmin pma user", you'llfind several articles that describe this user and what it can and cannot do.

The short answer is, no, don't delete it, but be sure it has a good password.


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