Getting ERROR 1396 When Trying To Drop User (Doc ID 1542341.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 A DROP USER statement results in ERROR 1396 (HY000): Operation DROP USER failed

SELECT user FROM mysql.user; shows that the user name is correct.

Cause

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