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Managing MySQL user accounts with Chef
include_recipe "databag_decrypt::default"
password = search(:passwords, "id:mysql_admin_password").first
mysql_password = item_decrypt(password[:data])
users = search(:users)
deleted_users = search(:deleted_users)
deleted_users.each do |deleted_user|
users.delete_if {|user| user['id'] == deleted_user['id']}
end
if node[:mysql][:manage_users] == true
users.each do |u|
execute "add-mysql-user-#{u[:id]}" do
command "/usr/bin/mysql -u root -p#{mysql_password} -D mysql -r -B -N -e \"CREATE USER '#{u[:id]}'@'localhost'\""
action :run
only_if { `/usr/bin/mysql -u root -p#{mysql_password} -D mysql -r -B -N -e \"SELECT COUNT(*) FROM user where User='#{u[:id]}' and Host = 'localhost'"`.to_i == 0 }
end
execute "grant-perms-#{u[:id]}" do
command "/usr/bin/mysql -u root -p#{mysql_password} -D mysql -r -B -N -e \"GRANT SELECT, FILE on *.* to '#{u[:id]}'@'localhost'\""
action :run
not_if { `/usr/bin/mysql -u root -p#{mysql_password} -D mysql -r -B -N -e \"SELECT COUNT(*) FROM user where User='#{u[:id]}' and Host = 'localhost'"`.to_i == 0 }
end
end
end
@fjfish
fjfish commented Jun 30, 2013

Have you seen the opscode database recipe that does most of this across three or four platforms? https://github.com/opscode-cookbooks/database

@DenisBY
DenisBY commented Oct 23, 2013

OpsCode's cookbook requires to install ruby and mysql gem. Why I need them on my DB server?

@frankflynn

This seems to only offer granularity at the database level, nothing at the table level. So I could not have a users with SELECT on db1.table1 and SELECT, UPDATE on db1.table2.

I do like the way you run DROP USER before (if you did not do that old users would stay around forever).

@slashterix

I've found it's important to also flush the privileges when they change

# flush mysql privs if any are changed
execute "mysql-flush-privs" do
  command /usr/bin/mysql -u root -p#{mysql_password} -D mysql -r -B -N -e \"FLUSH PRIVILEGES;\""
  action :nothing
end

Then add to the grant execute blocks

notifies :run, "execute[mysql-flush-privs]", :delayed

So that a flush is run at the end of the chef run if any user privs were changed.

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