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Create a new user account.


CREATE USER user[@host] [IDENTIFIED BY 'password'] [WITH DEFAULT RESOURCE POOL = poolname]


user: The name of the user. Maximum length of 32 characters.

host: The host that the user can connect from. For example, specifying localhost means the user account can be used only when connecting from the local host. If no host is explicitly specified, the % wildcard will be used, which allows the user to connect from any host.

password: An optional database connection password.

poolname: The default resource pool for the user.


The CREATE USER command must be run by a user with administrative privileges on the database. Also, the new user does not have any privileges granted by default. Use GRANT to specify privileges for the new user.


The following example demonstrates how to add a new user and grant it the SELECT privilege on all tables in the mydb database:

GRANT SELECT ON mydb.* TO 'joe'@'%';

For an example of creating a user with a default resource pool, see setting resource limits.