You are trying to log into MySQL but you have the wrong credentials and need admin/root access
To remove the password requirement we need to start MySQL with the –skip-grant-tables. In a terminal session:
- Stop the MySQL service
sudo service mysql stop
- Locate and edit the /etc/my.cnf
- Add line to [mysqld] block
- Save and exit file editor
- Start the service
sudo service mysqld stop
- Connect to MySQL using myql command with no other parameters
- View users in database
mysql> SELECT user FROM mysql.user;
- update user account with new password (in this case we had root so we are updating root)
mysql> use mysql;
- Redefine user root password.
mysql> UPDATE user SET Password = PASSWORD(‘mynewpassword’) WHERE User = ‘root’;
- You may need to use the
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;command after the update of the mysql.user password.
- Exit mysql and re-edit file my.cnf.
sudo vi /etc/my.cnf
- Rem line with # or remove line.
- Save and exit.
- Restart MySQL service.
sudo service mysqld restart
- Check service status.
sudo service mysqld status
- Connect to database.
mysql -u root -p
- Type new password when prompt.
Linux GNU 2.x