m33bo m33bo - 3 months ago 14
MySQL Question

Reset MySQL root password to "default" - MAMP

I changed my root level password on phpMyAdmin. I was unsure where to enter the password itself, as it did not give me the option (login form). I wondered if it was the php.ini file but users with read privileges could read it if I placed the password in there.

Now, the mysql doesn't run as I tried various online resources to fix the problem. If needs be I would delete mamp and re-install but I do not want to lose my database files. Ideally I would revert the password to default, which I believe was nothing, except now I cannot connect to phpmyadmin, or the mamp start page:

Error: Could not connect to MySQL server!


Any help would be great.

UPDATE -

Error message from mamp:

/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysqlcheck: Got error: 1045: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) when trying to connect

Answer

This seemed to have fixed it when using terminal to reset the password:

/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysqladmin -u root -p password newpassword

Found on mamp faq.

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