[ACCEPTED]-MySQL: can't access root account-mysql-error-1045

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Score: 21

You can use the init files. Check the MySQL 11 official documentation on How to Reset the Root Password (including comments 10 for alternative solutions).

So basically 9 using init files, you can add any SQL queries 8 that you need for fixing your access (such 7 as GRAND, CREATE, FLUSH PRIVILEGES, etc.) into init file (any file).

Here 6 is my example of recovering root account:

echo "CREATE USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'root';" > your_init_file.sql
echo "GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'root'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION;" >> your_init_file.sql 
echo "FLUSH PRIVILEGES;" >> your_init_file.sql

and 5 after you've created your file, you can 4 run:

killall mysqld
mysqld_safe --init-file=$PWD/your_init_file.sql

then to check if this worked, press 3 Ctrl+Z and type: bg to run the process from the 2 foreground into the background, then verify 1 your access by:

mysql -u root -proot
mysql> show grants;
| Grants for root@localhost                                                                                   |
| GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY PASSWORD '*81F5E21E35407D884A6CD4A731AEBFB6AF209E1B' |

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Score: 5

This worked for me:


Step 1: Stop MySQL daemon 8 if it is currently running

  ps -ef | grep mysql      - checks if mysql/mysqld is one of the running processes.

  pkill mysqld             - kills the daemon, if it is running.

Step 2: Run MySQL 7 safe daemon with skipping grant tables

  mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &

  mysql -u root mysql

Step 6 3: Login to MySQL as root with no password

  mysql -u root mysql

Step 5 4: Run UPDATE query to reset the root password

  UPDATE user SET password=PASSWORD("value=42") WHERE user="root";

In 4 MySQL 5.7, the 'password' field was removed, now 3 the field name is 'authentication_string':

  UPDATE user SET authentication_string=PASSWORD("42") WHERE 

Step 2 5: Stop MySQL safe daemon

Step 6: Start MySQL 1 daemon

Score: 1

There is a section in the MySQL manual on 1 how to reset the root password which will solve your problem.

Score: 1

I got the same problem when accessing mysql 13 with root. The problem I found is that some 12 database files does not have permission 11 by the mysql user, which is the user that 10 started the mysql server daemon.

We can 9 check this with ls -l /var/lib/mysql command, if the mysql user 8 does not have permission of reading or writing 7 on some files or directories, that might 6 cause problem. We can change the owner or 5 mode of those files or directories with 4 chown/chmod commands.

After these changes, restart 3 the mysqld daemon and login with root with 2 command:

mysql -u root

Then change passwords or create 1 other users for logging into mysql.


Score: 0

This code is solution for me

ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY 'pWKQiSdwMBZDJfWZEnxgEHCPl4GgkJ';


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