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  2. MDEV-21487

Implement option for mysql_upgrade that allows root@localhost to be replaced

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      Some users would like to use a different user than root@localhost as their default superuser. Ideally, users could just do this:

      -- Create new root user
      CREATE USER 'not_root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
      GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'not_root'@'localhost';
      GRANT PROXY ON ''@'%' TO 'not_root'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION;
       
      -- Drop old root user
      DROP USER 'root'@'localhost';
      

      However, in 10.4, there is another complication--root@localhost is the definer of the mysql.user view. This means that the following also needs to be done:

      USE mysql;
      DROP VIEW user;
      CREATE 
         ALGORITHM=UNDEFINED 
         DEFINER=`not_root`@`localhost` 
         SQL SECURITY DEFINER 
         VIEW `user` 
         AS 
         select `global_priv`.`Host` AS `Host`,`global_priv`.`User` AS `User`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.plugin') in ('mysql_native_password','mysql_old_password'),ifnull(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.authentication_string'),''),'') AS `Password`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 1,'Y','N') AS `Select_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 2,'Y','N') AS `Insert_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 4,'Y','N') AS `Update_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 8,'Y','N') AS `Delete_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 16,'Y','N') AS `Create_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 32,'Y','N') AS `Drop_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 64,'Y','N') AS `Reload_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 128,'Y','N') AS `Shutdown_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 256,'Y','N') AS `Process_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 512,'Y','N') AS `File_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 1024,'Y','N') AS `Grant_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 2048,'Y','N') AS `References_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 4096,'Y','N') AS `Index_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 8192,'Y','N') AS `Alter_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 16384,'Y','N') AS `Show_db_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 32768,'Y','N') AS `Super_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 65536,'Y','N') AS `Create_tmp_table_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 131072,'Y','N') AS `Lock_tables_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 262144,'Y','N') AS `Execute_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 524288,'Y','N') AS `Repl_slave_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 1048576,'Y','N') AS `Repl_client_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 2097152,'Y','N') AS `Create_view_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 4194304,'Y','N') AS `Show_view_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 8388608,'Y','N') AS `Create_routine_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 16777216,'Y','N') AS `Alter_routine_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 33554432,'Y','N') AS `Create_user_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 67108864,'Y','N') AS `Event_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 134217728,'Y','N') AS `Trigger_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 268435456,'Y','N') AS `Create_tablespace_priv`,if(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.access') & 536870912,'Y','N') AS `Delete_history_priv`,elt(ifnull(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.ssl_type'),0) + 1,'','ANY','X509','SPECIFIED') AS `ssl_type`,ifnull(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.ssl_cipher'),'') AS `ssl_cipher`,ifnull(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.x509_issuer'),'') AS `x509_issuer`,ifnull(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.x509_subject'),'') AS `x509_subject`,cast(ifnull(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.max_questions'),0) as unsigned) AS `max_questions`,cast(ifnull(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.max_updates'),0) as unsigned) AS `max_updates`,cast(ifnull(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.max_connections'),0) as unsigned) AS `max_connections`,cast(ifnull(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.max_user_connections'),0) as signed) AS `max_user_connections`,ifnull(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.plugin'),'') AS `plugin`,ifnull(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.authentication_string'),'') AS `authentication_string`,'N' AS `password_expired`,elt(ifnull(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.is_role'),0) + 1,'N','Y') AS `is_role`,ifnull(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.default_role'),'') AS `default_role`,cast(ifnull(json_value(`global_priv`.`Priv`,'$.max_statement_time'),0.0) as decimal(12,6)) AS `max_statement_time` from `global_priv`;
      

      However, there is a problem with this approach. If users had dropped the root@localhost user prior to upgrading to MariaDB 10.4, then the upgrade would be broken, because mysql_upgrade would still create the mysql.user view with the root@localhost definer. For those users, it might be better if mysql_upgrade had an option that could replace root@localhost with another superuser account at upgrade time for the purpose of creating the mysql.user view. e.g.:

      $ mysql_upgrade --user=mysql --superuser=not_root
      

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              sanja Oleksandr Byelkin
              Reporter:
              GeoffMontee Geoff Montee
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