How To Reset The Root Password On Mysql

You can recover a MySQL database server password with the following four easy steps:

Step 1: Stop the MySQL server process.
Step 2: Create a text file containing the password-assignment statement on a single line, example;

        /*** MySQL 5.7.6 and later ***/
        ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'TheNewPass';

        /*** MySQL 5.7.5 and earlier ***/
        SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('TheNewPass');      
        

Save the file, example /usr/mysql/my_file.sql

Step 3: Start the MySQL server with the special –init-file option, example;

 mysqld_safe --init-file=/usr/mysql/my_file.sql &

The server executes the contents of the file named by the –init-file option at startup

Step 4: Stop the server and restart it normally.

HTH – Antonio NAVARRO

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