CURRENT_USER

When used outside stored routines, CURRENT_USER, USER, and SESSION_USER all return the authorization identifier of the user that created the SQL session.

SESSION_USER also always returns this value when used within stored routines.

If used within a stored routine created with EXTERNAL SECURITY DEFINER, however, CURRENT_USER and USER return the authorization identifier of the user that owns the schema of the routine. This is usually the creating user, although the database owner could be the creator as well.

For information about definer's and invoker's rights, see CREATE PROCEDURE or CREATE FUNCTION.

These functions return a string of up to 128 characters.

Syntax

CURRENT_USER

Example

VALUES CURRENT_USER