PHP Unable to Connect If Password Includes Dollar Sign '$' (Doc ID 1495261.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 4.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

If the MySQL password contains a dollar sign character '$', PHP is unable to connect and issues an error like:

 Connections via other clients work correctly.

Cause

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