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See: MySQL.

The MySQL User Manager is useful when adding or managing MySQL users.

In the Open Dental installation folder, double-click MySQLManager.

The MySQL Manager tool can only be used on the server. It is especially useful for offices using Middle Tier.



  • This tool cannot be used to add or edit MySQL Reserved System Users.
  • The information on this page applies to both MySql and MariaDB users.
  • Also see: MySQL Security


Connection Settings: Enter the connection settings prior to managing the users.

  • Server Name: This will show as localhost since this tool is only usable from the server.
  • Port – If different than the default 3306: Typically blank. If using a custom port, enter the number here.
  • MySQL User: Typically root. If using a different user, enter the username here.
  • MySQL Password: Enter the password as set during the MySQL installations. Leave this blank if no password has been created.

Users: Lists all users associated with MySQL.

  • Add: Add a new MySQL User.
  • Edit: Click to make changes to the highlighted user. Alternatively, double-click a user to edit.
  • Drop: Remove an existing MySQL User. You cannot drop the user you connected with.

When adding or editing a user, you will get the following window:

  • MySQL Username: If editing, this is the existing username. If adding, create a new username.
  • Password: Enter the password for the selected user, or create a new password. Use this box to create a new password for the selected user if needed.
  • Retype Password: Re-enter the password to verify.

Permission Level: Grant the desired level of permissions to the selected user.

  • Full: Allows full permissions for the user.
  • Low: Only allows user to read data. This user cannot access the Open Dental program, but can run SELECT queries from the command line.
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