Changing default mysql password for MySQL 5.7 on a Mac
Today’s I’ve reinstalled my os and decided to install mysql in terminal I didn’t make a note of the temp password, so when I tried to run mysql I get access denied. The password needed changing these are the steps I followed.
Turn off mysql from system preferences – MySQL
In terminal type:
sudo mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables
This starts safe mode then enter as root:
mysql -u root
Change the password for root: in my case I’ve using root as the password.
UPDATE mysql.user SET authentication_string=PASSWORD('root') WHERE User='root';
the output should read:
Query OK, 1 row affected, 1 warning (0.00 sec) Rows matched: 1 Changed: 1 Warnings: 1
then exit safe mode by typing:
Now you should be able to login to mysql using the username and password of root.