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HOWTO: Reset a MySQL Password

A MySQL password can be reset in 5 easy steps:

  1. Stop the mysqld daemon process.
  2. Start the mysqld daemon process with the –skip-grant-tables option.
  3. Start the mysql client with the -u root option.
  4. Execute the UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD(‘password’) WHERE User=’root’;
  5. Execute the FLUSH PRIVILEGES; command.
These steps reset the password for the “root” account to “password.” To change the password for a different account or to set a different password, just edit the variables in single quotes in step 4.

If the user knows his/her existing MySQL root password, steps 1-3 are not necessary.

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