Thursday, July 24, 2008

Reset MYSQL password

If you forgot your mysql password and you have root access in your linux box, just follow this steps.

1. Stop MYSQL service

# /etc/init.d/mysql stop


# service mysqld stop

2. Start MYSQLl without password.

# mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables &

and the output is:


[1] 5988

then press enter.

3. Connect to mysql server using MYSQL client.

# mysql -u root


Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 1 to server version: 4.1.15-Debian_1-log

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.


4. Create a new MYSQL password.

mysql> use mysql;

mysql> update user set password=PASSWORD("NEW-ROOT-PASSWORD") where User='root';

mysql> flush privileges;

mysql> quit

5. Restart MYSQL service

# /etc/init.d/mysql restart


# service mysqld restart

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