Access Denied message when connecting with server hostname

(Doc ID 1385356.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 16, 2016

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.0 to 5.5 [Release 5.0 to 5.5]
MySQL Workbench - Version 6.3 to 6.3 [Release 6.3]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Receive Access Denied error message when connecting with server hostname.

$ mysql -uusername -pmypassword
ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'username'@'server' (using password: YES)


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