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Default install password

A former member
Post #: 1
I'm new to MySQL as of today. I'm really trying to get Mambo installed on my PC. I successfully installed the standard w/installer 4.1 version of MySQL and am attempting to test it. I've read all of the relevant pages on the the mysql web site about doing an initial test of the install. None of them tell you what the default password is. I've tried the root and odbc logons for localhost and the commands always want a password. Would someone please tell me what it is so I can reset it to what I want it to be?

Thanks so much for your help.
Richard L.
Chicago, IL
Post #: 60
The default username/password for a "stock" MySQL install is:

Username: root
(blank password)

Or perhaps you need to supply NO password at all.:
mysql -u root mysql
from a DOS prompt should get you in.


You really don't want a live machine out there with an empty MySQL password, or even an easy-to-guess MySQL password.

That's just begging for abuse.
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