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MySQL Error After Password Change

Thread began 8/10/2013 3:35 pm by Daniel | Last modified 8/12/2013 7:27 am by Jason Byrnes | 3202 views | 1 replies |


MySQL Error After Password Change

Hi there

I added a root password for protection and now I cant get in to it I get this message.

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MySQL said: Documentation
Cannot connect: invalid settings.

phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection. You should check the host, username and password in your configuration and make sure that they correspond to the information given by the administrator of the MySQL server.

Please could you now tell me how to fix this?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

You will need to update the phpMyAdmin config file to change the password that is used on starting phpMyAdmin

The exact location of this depends on the testing server package you are using and the OS.

For example, using Mac OS with MAMP as the testing server package:
The MAMP Files are installed to the Applications:MAMP folder

the phpMyAdmin configuration file is located at:

if MAMP is configured to use PHP 5 or

if MAMP is configured for PHP 4

in that file is aline that sets the password using a variable named:

for example:
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = 'test123'; // MySQL password (only needed
// with 'config' auth_type)

edit that line to use the new root password.

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