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Why are you looking at this wiki page?
Are you looking at this page because you cannot access the mysql server installed on your pc/server when you were trying to see if it works well? Or do you receive error messages like the following? :
ERROR 1045: Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: NO)
ERROR 1045: Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: YES)
To resolve this problem ,a fast and always working way is the „Password Resetting“ .
How can I reset my MySQL password?
Following this procedure, you will disable access control on the MySQL server. All connexions will have a root access. It is a good thing to unplug your server from the network or at least disable remote access.
To reset your mysqld password just follow these instructions :
- Stop the mysql demon process using this command :
sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop
- Start the mysqld demon process using the –skip-grant-tables option with this command
sudo /usr/sbin/mysqld --skip-grant-tables --skip-networking &
Because you are not checking user privs at this point, it’s safest to disable networking. In Dapper, /usr/bin/mysgld… did not work. However, mysqld --skip-grant-tables did.
- start the mysql client process using this command
mysql -u root
- from the mysql prompt execute this command to be able to change any password
- Then reset/update your password
SET PASSWORD FOR root@'localhost' = PASSWORD('password');
- If you have a mysql root account that can connect from everywhere, you should also do:
UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD('newpwd') WHERE User='root';