How To Change Old MySQL Passwords To New (Doc ID 1375071.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 08, 2011

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version: 5.5 and later   [Release: 5.5 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Currently our servers are configured to use old_passwords. We would like to switch to new 41-bytes password hashes, without knowing actual user passwords.

Is it possible to convert our old 16-byte passwords to the new 41-byte format?

Solution

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