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Creating a database user in MySQL

From: Java Database Integration with JDBC

Video: Creating a database user in MySQL

In order to make the coding of our exercise files consistent, I'm going to show you how to create a database user that has access to the MySQL database server, and we'll use the credentials for that user throughout the course. In phpMyAdmin go to the home-screen, from there click on the Users tab, depending on how you installed MySQL and what software bundle you used, you might see a variety of user identities in this list. Minimally, you should see one named root, which is the super user or administrator of the entire database server.

Creating a database user in MySQL

In order to make the coding of our exercise files consistent, I'm going to show you how to create a database user that has access to the MySQL database server, and we'll use the credentials for that user throughout the course. In phpMyAdmin go to the home-screen, from there click on the Users tab, depending on how you installed MySQL and what software bundle you used, you might see a variety of user identities in this list. Minimally, you should see one named root, which is the super user or administrator of the entire database server.

It's typically a good idea to create your own database users. So on this screen I'll click Add user. I'll set my username and password to some very simple easy to remember values. I'll set the User name to dbuser, all lowercase. For the Host, I'll pull down the list and choose Local, and that sets the host to localhost. I'll click into the Password, and I'll type a simple string of dbpassword, again, all lowercase, and I'll type it twice to make sure I got it right.

Now I'll scroll a little further down, and I'll click the Check All link, and that adds all privileges to this user. dbuser will be able to access all databases on the server and do anything that the database server allows. I'll go down to the bottom of the screen and click Add user, and I should see that my database user has been created. So that's the user identity that I'll use throughout all of these exercises. If you have any trouble connecting, you might try deleting the user and then re-creating it again and make sure that you type in the password carefully so that it's something you'll easily remember.

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Java Database Integration with JDBC

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  1. 5m 23s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. What you should know before starting this course
      1m 20s
    3. Using the exercise files
      3m 10s
  2. 12m 2s
    1. Testing your Java development environment
      5m 14s
    2. Importing a MySQL database
      5m 1s
    3. Creating a database user in MySQL
      1m 47s
  3. 32m 47s
    1. What is JDBC?
      4m 26s
    2. Choosing a JDBC driver
      6m 46s
    3. Connecting to a MySQL database server
      8m 7s
    4. Connecting to a HyperSQL database file
      6m 23s
    5. Executing a static SQL statement
      7m 5s
  4. 17m 42s
    1. Connecting to multiple databases
      6m 24s
    2. Handling JDBC exceptions
      7m 7s
    3. Closing database resources in Java 7
      4m 11s
  5. 47m 25s
    1. Looping through result sets
      8m 23s
    2. Moving the cursor in scrollable result sets
      5m 51s
    3. Limiting the number of fetched rows
      6m 57s
    4. Filtering data with prepared statements
      6m 58s
    5. Calling stored procedures
      5m 48s
    6. Handling multiple values from stored procedures
      5m 54s
    7. Using generic getter methods in Java SE 7
      7m 34s
  6. 45m 23s
    1. Managing data entities with JavaBean classes
      5m 0s
    2. Retrieving a single row as a JavaBean object
      6m 5s
    3. Inserting rows with prepared statements
      8m 2s
    4. Updating rows with prepared statements
      5m 4s
    5. Deleting rows with prepared statements
      4m 9s
    6. Managing data with updatable result sets
      6m 6s
    7. Using a persistent database connection
      6m 43s
    8. Committing and rolling back transactions
      4m 14s
  7. 9m 35s
    1. Getting the DatabaseMetaData object
      3m 40s
    2. Getting column and data type information
      5m 55s
  8. 50s
    1. Next steps
      50s

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