[Phpmyadmin-devel] rights of the controluser

Marc Delisle delislma at CollegeSherbrooke.qc.ca
Wed Feb 12 07:00:06 CET 2003

Garvin Hicking wrote:

> <quote who="Marc Delisle">
>>Can someone find a reason why the controluser should have rights to the "mysql"
>>database, as we state in the doc?
> As far as I can see, it is used to define which links shall be available in
> main.php3 (see line 177 in this file). It also gets the list of available DBs for
> that user in common.lib.php3 (line 778 onwards).
> Or did I misunderstand your initial question?

In main.php3, $dbh is used to look into the mysql.* tables. But if
not controluser is defined, $dbh will contain $userlink, and, for
we then use a SHOW GRANTS to get the information. So with no controluser,
my non-privileged user sees all his databases in the left pane, and he sees
the Create database dialog because he has a wildcard db CREATE priv.

So maybe we should rephrase in the doc, to talk about the MySQL version
where the controluser really needs privs on the mysql db.


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