Lost root Password. How To Reset The root Password On Linux? (Doc ID 1023077.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 23, 2016

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 4.0 and later
Generic Linux

Goal

If you set a root password previously, but have forgotten what it was, you can set a new password. The following procedure is for Linux servers.

An error you may see when trying to connect is:

ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

Solution

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