MySQL error 1449: The user specified as a definer does not exist

The Solution to MySQL error 1449: The user specified as a definer does not exist is


This commonly occurs when exporting views/triggers/procedures from one database or server to another as the user that created that object no longer exists.

You have two options:

1. Change the DEFINER

This is possibly easiest to do when initially importing your database objects, by removing any DEFINER statements from the dump.

Changing the definer later is a more little tricky:

How to change the definer for views

  1. Run this SQL to generate the necessary ALTER statements

    SELECT CONCAT("ALTER DEFINER=`youruser`@`host` VIEW ", 
    table_name, " AS ", view_definition, ";") 
    FROM information_schema.views 
    WHERE table_schema='your-database-name';
    
  2. Copy and run the ALTER statements

How to change the definer for stored procedures

Example:

UPDATE `mysql`.`proc` p SET definer = '[email protected]%' WHERE definer='[email protected]%'

Be careful, because this will change all the definers for all databases.

2. Create the missing user

If you've found following error while using MySQL database:

The user specified as a definer ('someuser'@'%') does not exist`

Then you can solve it by using following :

GRANT ALL ON *.* TO 'someuser'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'complex-password';
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

From http://www.lynnnayko.com/2010/07/mysql-user-specified-as-definer-root.html

This worked like a charm - you only have to change someuser to the name of the missing user. On a local dev server, you might typically just use root.

Also consider whether you actually need to grant the user ALL permissions or whether they could do with less.

~ Answered on 2013-10-31 12:58:44


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