Sunday 26 October 2014

[MySql] Reset MySQL root password on Linux

1. Login to server as root/su

2. Stop the MySQL service
service mysqld stop
* Note : Be carefully, all your application will be temporarily unable to use mysql.
3. Start MySQL Safe mode with skip grant tables option
mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables & 
(press ctrl+C to exit, if required)

4. Start the MySQL service
service mysqld start

5. Log into the MySQL server without any password
mysql -u root -p mysql

6. Reset the password for ‘root’ user
UPDATE user SET password=PASSWORD('new-password') where user='root';

7. Flush privileges
flush privileges;

8. Stop MySQL Safe mode
killall mysqld

9. Start the MySQL service again
service mysqld start

10. Try to Log-in with the new password
mysql -u root -p 
<enter new password when prompted>

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