Reset Your MariaDB or MySQL Root Password
Today we’re going to learn how to reset the root password of MySQL or MariDB. Let’s get started:
Table of Contents
- Stop Database Server
- Restart Database Server Without Permission
- Change Root Password
- Normally Restart Database Server
Stop Database Server
First, we need to shutdown our database server using this command:
# MariaDB sudo systemctl stop mariadb # MySQL sudo systemctl stop mysql
Restart Database Server Without Permission
It will allow you to access the database command line with root privileges without providing a password:
sudo mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables --skip-networking &
Now you’re able to login to database server without providing password:
mysql -u root
Change Root Password
Now let’s change root password:
MariaDB 10.1.20 and newer as well as MySQL 5.7.6 and newer:
ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'new_password'; # if you face any issue, use this command: UPDATE mysql.user SET authentication_string = PASSWORD('new_password') WHERE User = 'root' AND Host = 'localhost'
MariaDB 10.1.19 and newer as well as MySQL 5.7.5 and newer:
SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('new_password');
Don’t forget to replace
new_password with your password.
Reload the grant tables using this command:
Normally Restart Database Server
Run this command to restart the database server normally:
# MariaDB sudo kill `/var/run/mariadb/mariadb.pid` # MySQL sudo kill `cat /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid`
After that restart database service:
# MariaDB sudo systemctl start mariadb # MySQL sudo systemctl start mysql
Now you can login to databaser server using the new password:
That’s all. Thank you. ?
mysql -u root -p
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