Mysql – How to grant all privileges to root user in MySQL 8.0

mysqlmysql-8.0mysql-error-1064

Tried

mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'root'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'root' WITH GRANT OPTION;

Getting

ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that
corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'IDENTIFIED BY 'root' WITH GRANT OPTION' at line 1.

Note: The same is working when tried in previous versions.

Also tried

mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'root'@'%' WITH GRANT OPTION;

Getting

ERROR 1410 (42000): You are not allowed to create a user with GRANT

MySQL (8.0.11.0) username/password is root/root.

Best Solution

Starting with MySQL 8 you no longer can (implicitly) create a user using the GRANT command. Use CREATE USER instead, followed by the GRANT statement:

mysql> CREATE USER 'root'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'PASSWORD';
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'root'@'%' WITH GRANT OPTION;
mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

Caution about the security risks about WITH GRANT OPTION, see: