MySQL Error: : ‘Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’

Open & Edit /etc/my.cnf or /etc/mysql/my.cnf, depending on your distro. Add skip-grant-tables under [mysqld] Restart Mysql You should be able to login to mysql now using the below command mysql -u root -p Run mysql> flush privileges; Set new password by ALTER USER ‘root’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘NewPassword’; Go back to /etc/my.cnf and remove/comment skip-grant-tables Restart Mysql Now you will be able to login with the new … Read more