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MySQL Permissions – Restarting MySQL
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I am working with a client that is using managed hosting on dedicated servers. This has presented new challenges in obtaining the right permissions to undertake MySQL tasks but not have either ‘root’ or ‘mysql’ access and not have to involve a third party everytime.

Adding the following to the /etc/sudoers file enabled the ability to restart MySQL.

User_Alias      DBA = rbradfor, user2, etc
Host_Alias      DB_SERVERS = server1.example.com, server2.example.com, etc
Cmnd_Alias      MYSQL = /etc/init.d/mysqld, /usr/sbin/tcpdump

DBA DB_SERVERS = MYSQL

As you can see I also got tcpdump, which I find valuable to monitor via …

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