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MYSQL Change Password

Change MySQL root password in Linux


To change MySQL's root user password:

Step 1:

Stop the MySQL server.

.in Ubuntu or Debian:
sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop

.in CentOS, Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux:
sudo /etc/init.d/mysqld stop

Step 2:

Start the MySQL server without the privilege system.

sudo mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &

or, if mysqld_safe is unavailable,

sudo mysqld --skip-grant-tables &

Step 3:

Connect to the MySQL server.

mysql -u root

Step 4:

Set a new password for root user.

Version > 5.7
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'new_password';
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
exit;
Version ≤ 5.7
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('new_password');
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
exit;

Note:

The ALTER USER syntax was introduced in MySQL 5.7.6.

Step 5:

Restart the MySQL server.
.in Ubuntu or Debian:
sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop
sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start

.in CentOS, Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux:
sudo /etc/init.d/mysqld stop
sudo /etc/init.d/mysqld start


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