With a fresh (but old) install of Ubuntu and MySQL, I found I could access the MySQL via command line client without being asked for any user or password.
Logging in as root requires the root password. But logging in without specifying the user (ie, just typing
mysql on the command line) asks me for neither user nor password.
I'm logged in as
stewart@localhost. No such user exists in the
This user can see the
Why does the user exist? I thought MySQL users were separate from OS system accounts.
stewartuser is indeed in the
admingroup. I though
debian-sys-mainthad something to do with it, hence my previous question : serverfault.com/questions/619633/…