MYSQL_SECURE_INST(1)       MariaDB Database System      MYSQL_SECURE_INST(1)

NAME         top

       mysql_secure_installation - improve MariaDB installation security

SYNOPSIS         top


DESCRIPTION         top

       This program enables you to improve the security of your MariaDB
       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 anonymous users.

       mysql_secure_installation can be invoked without arguments:

           shell> mysql_secure_installation

       The script will prompt you to determine which actions to perform.

       mysql_secure_installation accepts some options:

       ·   --basedir=dir_name

           Base directory.

       ·   --defaults-extra-file=file_name

           Additional option file.

       ·   --defaults-file=file_name

           Option file.

       ·   --no-defaults

           Don't read any defaults file.

       Other unrecognized options will be passed on to the server.

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
       2010-2017 MariaDB Foundation

       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
       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

SEE ALSO         top

       For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base,
       available online at

AUTHOR         top

       MariaDB Foundation (

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MariaDB 10.1                   3 January 2017           MYSQL_SECURE_INST(1)