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How to Change/Reset MySQL Root Password When Access Denied for User Root@ Localhost

"When I assigned a root password for MySQL, I get the error note that said, 'ERROR 1045: Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using Password: No). What does it mean? I need to change or reset MySQL password?"

If you use MySQL frequently, then you must be familiar with MySQL root password, which allows to the root user to access fully to the MySQL database. For this, you need to have root or administrator access to the Cloud Server to manage MySQL root password. However, if you suffer from the error as the image tells, then you have to change or reset MySQL root password by following description.

Note: The Cloud Server root or administrator account password is not the same as the MySQL password. The Cloud Server password allows access to the server. The MySQL root password allows access only to the MySQL database.

Change Reset MySQL Passqord

Reset or change MySQL root password on Ubuntu and Debian

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Step 1 Stop the MySQL demon process using this command

sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop

Step 2 Start the MySQL without password with this command

sudo mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &

Step 3 Connect to MySQL client process using this command

mysql -uroot

Step 4 Reset/Change your password

use mysql;
update user set password=PASSWORD("mynewpassword") where User='root';
flush privileges;
quit

Step 5 Stop and restart MySQL service with the following commands

sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop
...
sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start

Step 6 Log in MySQL database with the command

mysql -u root -p

Then you are promoted for your new password.

MySQL root password reset on Windows

Take the following commands to reset the root password for MySQL root2localhost.

Step 1 Log in your system as the administrator.

Step 2 Stop the MySQL server by "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Administrative Tools" > "Services" to find MySQL and stop it.

Step 3 Create a text file containing the password-assignment on a single line. Replace the word that you want to use in the command

MySQL 5.7.6 and later:
ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'MyNewPass';
MySQL 5.7.5 and earlier:
SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('MyNewPass');

4Save the file, and the example assumes that you name the file C:\mysql-init.txt.

5Open a console window to get to the command prompt by "Start" > "Run" > "cmd".

6Start the MySQL server with "--init-file" option

C:\> cd "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.7\bin"
C:\> mysqld --init-file=C:\\mysql-init.txt

7After MySQL server restarted successfully, delete "C:\mysql-init.txt".

Then you will be able to connect MySQL server as root with the new password. s

Alter MySQL root password on Unix

Step 1 Log in your system as the Unix user that MySQL server runs as.

Step 2 Stop MySQL server by sending a normal kill and use the actual oath name if the .paid file in the command

shell> kill `cat /mysql-data-directory/host_name.pid`

Step 3 Create a text file that containing the password-assignment on single line like on Windows in the commands

MySQL 5.7.6 and later:
ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'MyNewPass';
MySQL 5.7.5 and earlier:
SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('MyNewPass');

Step 4 Save the file. This example assumes that you name the file "/home/me/mysql-init".

Step 5 Start MySQL server with "-init-file" option

Shell> mysqld_safe --init-file=/home/me/mysql-initz

Step 6 After the server restarted successfully, delete "/home/me/mysql-init".

Step 7 Now you are able to connect MySQL server as the root using the new password. Stop the server and restart it normally.

Create a new MySQL root password on Linux, CentOS, Fedora

Step 1 Stop MySQL server in the command

sudo /etc/init.d/mysqld stop

Step 2 Start MySQL without a password in the command

sudo mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables

Step 3 Connect to MySQL server in the command

mysql –uroot

Step 4 Set a new new MySQL root password in the command

use mysql;
update user set password=PASSWORD("mynewpassword") where User='root';
flush privileges;
quit

Step 5 Stop and restart MySQL server

sudo /etc/init.d/mysqld stop
...
sudo /etc/init.d/mysqld start

Step 6 Log in MySQL server to text to new password to the database

mysql -u root –p

By bow, the ways to reset or change MySQL root password to access the for user root@localhost to visit database have been shared here. Any suggestions will be welcome to improve this post to help more people.

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June 11, 2018 16:00 / Updated by to Android Recovery