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MYSQL_SECURE_INST(1)         MySQL Database System        MYSQL_SECURE_INST(1)

       mysql_secure_installation - improve MySQL installation security


       This program enables you to improve the security of your MySQL installation in the following ways:

       ?   You can set a password for root accounts.

       ?   You can remove root accounts that are accessible from outside the local host.

       ?   You can remove anonymous-user accounts.

       ?   You can remove the test database (which by default can be accessed by all users, even anonymous users), and
           privileges that permit anyone to access databases with names that start with test_.

       mysql_secure_installation helps you implement security recommendations similar to those described at
       Section 2.10.4, "Securing the Initial MySQL Accounts".

       Invoke mysql_secure_installation without arguments:

           shell> mysql_secure_installation

       When executed, the script prompts you to determine which actions to perform.

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       This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it only under the terms of the GNU
       General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.

       This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even
       the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License
       for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with the program; if not, write to the
       Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA or see

       For more information, please refer to the MySQL Reference Manual, which may already be installed locally and
       which is also available online at

       Oracle Corporation (

MySQL 5.6                         07/08/2016              MYSQL_SECURE_INST(1)