To check user privileges in MySQL Workbench, click Users and Privileges on the Management tab of the left navigation pane:

Screenshot of the Users and Privileges button in MySQL Workbench

Clicking on “Users and Privileges” in the left navigation pane.

This opens the Users and Privileges screen on the Login tab.

Users and Privileges Screen

On this screen (and its related tabs), you can create new user accounts, set their password, authentication type, their administrative roles, and schema privileges (if any).

Login Tab

This tab allows you to set up login information for each user account.

Screenshot of the Users and Privileges screen in MySQL Workbench

The “Users and Privileges” screen lets you view and administer user accounts and privileges.

Account Limits

Clicking on Account Limits provides a screen for adjusting limits associated with the account.

Screenshot of the Account Limits tab

The “Account Limits” tab allows you to set limits for each user account.

Here you can specify:

  • The number of queries that an account can issue per hour
  • The number of updates that an account can issue per hour
  • The number of times an account can connect to the server per hour
  • The number of simultaneous connections to the server by an account

The Administrative Roles Tab

The Administrative Roles tab allows you to apply roles to user accounts. DBA is the highest role — a DBA can perform all tasks. Other roles are more specific to a particular task (or set of tasks) that a user might be allowed to perform.

Screenshot of the Administrative Roles tab

The “Administrative Roles” tab allows you to apply roles to each user account.

Schema Privileges

The Schema Privileges tab allows you to add schema privileges to user accounts. A user can perform the actions granted to them at this screen.

Screenshot of the Schema Privileges tab in MySQL Workbench

The “Schema Privileges” tab allows you to add schema privileges to user accounts.