How to reset MySQL Root password

MySQL Root password reset

The MySQL root password allows the root user to have full access to the MySQL database. You must have (Linux) root or (Windows) Administrator access to the Cloud Server to reset the MySQL root password. In this article, you will learn How to reset MySQL Root password. Please see How to delete a MySQL User Account, How to access MySQL Server from command Prompt, and how to fix MySQL Workbench could not connect to MySQL server.

MySQL Community Edition is a freely downloadable version of the world’s most popular open-source database that is supported by an active community. You can download and follow the steps to learn the below method of resetting the root password. Please see how to download Microsoft Office 365 Family Invoice for tax reasons, and how to Integrate Grammarly in Microsoft Word on Mac.

Change MySQL Root password

If you’ve forgotten your MySQL root user password, this could through you off balance in the first place. Kindly follow these steps to recover the password.

Navigate to this path /etc/init.d/mysqld below. Please see how to Download your MySQL database from Azure to a local PC with MySQL Workbench.


stop mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables & mysql -uroot -p ( hit enter, without any password)

- use mysql
- UPDATE mysql.user SET password=PASSWORD('your_new_password') WHERE user='root';
- quit

Next, run the following command below to restart the service. Here is how to Change your root password: How to enable and disable the root user on your macOS.

/etc/init.d/mysqld restart

I hope you found this blog post helpful. Please let me know in the comment section if you have any questions.

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