What is my root password for MySQL?

Q. I have just installed mysql. I don’t know how to connect as well as what is my root or mysql admin password for MySQL?

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A. Your default mysql password is empty (i.e. no password). For example:

  • Username: root
  • Password: empty

However if you use something like Plesk software use following information:

  • User: admin
  • Password: admin

Above is just a default password. If you are not sure about password, it is best to ask to person who has installed mysql for you.

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3 comments… add one
  • muthuselvan Nov 19, 2007 @ 12:23

    I have forgot the root passwd pls help if i edit i am getting the following details
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22 ro root=LABEL=/
    initrd/boot/initrd -2.4.22.img
    pls help

  • Dave H Dec 10, 2007 @ 20:31

    Nice. I just got gifted a database in which NO-ONE knows the root password. I shall now have to scour the web to find a way around it. Just thought you should know that you’re not alone.

  • vivek Jun 26, 2010 @ 4:49

    my sql is the best known database … then why is there to reset the password of the database … it can be a big security risk.

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