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Upgrade to 3.2 - do I need more security privileges on database server?

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Community Member, 6 Posts

1 November 2015 at 9:53pm


I converted my site on my local machine to version 3.2 and also redesigned it to use bootstrap. Everything works fine.
But when I want to roll it out to, I get the following error message:

[User Error] Uncaught SS_DatabaseException: Couldn't run query: SHOW DATABASES LIKE 'porschefriends_' Access denied; you need (at least one of) the SHOW DATABASES privilege(s) for this operation

And when I try to set it up from scratch using install, I get (although the database exists) the following error

"I can't create new databases and the database 'porschefriends_' doesn't exist. Please create the database manually. "

It looks like with version 3.2 I need more security privileges on the database.
Is that true?

Is there a walk around because my provider will not grant me more privileges?

Thank you in advance for any help


Community Member, 6 Posts

2 November 2015 at 2:02am

Edited: 02/11/2015 2:02am

After having done some tests on my local machine it looks like the problem comes from the database and the user name.
Both ends with an underscore and SS 3.2 does not like that... (probably a bug somewhere as it worked with 3.1)


Forum Moderator, 1391 Posts

6 November 2015 at 4:58am

If you think this is a bug (I suppose you tried username/database with and without underscore on your local system) then please report it as an issue on GitHub:


Community Member, 12 Posts

13 November 2015 at 6:16am

Has anyone been through this?

I just ran into the very same problem, but my DB name does not contain any "_"...

Any help would be appreciated :-/ (it's working correctly locally btw, so would it come from the live server??)


Community Member, 6 Posts

13 November 2015 at 6:56am

Edited: 13/11/2015 6:57am

Hi LoFonz - idem for me, it's working locally.
This being said, as suggested by martimiz, I created a bug issue in github
Here is the link:

Yesterday, there was a short discussion about it.
I would recommend you to add your comments to the issue in order to reinforce the need for a solution.


Community Member, 12 Posts

13 November 2015 at 8:18am

Done. I guess I'll wait a couple of days and get back with SS 3.1 if it hasn't been fixed by then.

Too bad, because SS 3.2 features look really jucy :-/