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Possibly incorrect statement in v5.6 §2.10.3 Securing the Initial MySQL Accounts
Posted by: John .
Date: February 17, 2015 07:25AM

The docs at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/default-privileges.html seem to be outdated or incorrect.

"On Windows, there is one anonymous account that permits connections from the local host. Connections can be made by specifying a host name of localhost."

A fresh installation with the MySQL Installer, choosing Setup Type: Server Only, Server Configuration Type: Server Machine resulted in no anonymous users:

mysql> select version();
+------------+
| version() |
+------------+
| 5.6.23-log |
+------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> select user, host, password from mysql.user;
+------+-----------+-----------------+
| user | host | password |
+------+-----------+-----------------+
| root | localhost | A password hash |
| root | 127.0.0.1 | A password hash |
| root | ::1 | A password hash |
+------+-----------+-----------------+
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Possibly this is due to the setup options I chose. If that is the case, I think it would be helpful to mention this in the docs.

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