Clear your MySQL password
26 October 2010
Most people need their MySQL database protected with at least a decent password. I agree, but in development this often causes conflicts - and I prefer to work with my MySQL datbase without all the password-hassle.
On Ubuntu I recently installed MySQL and set a password. Here’s how to remove that password so you can skip all the password stuff during development. ~ First, connect to MySQL and check what permissions are currently set:
$ mysql -u root -p use mysql; select Host, User, Password from user;
You’ll probably see three entries for the
127.0.0.1 and your hostname like
hostname. To clear the password for the root user issue the following query:
update user set password = '' where user = 'root';
Optionally, you may only want to reset the password for
update user set password = '' where user = 'root' and host = 'localhost';
Keep in mind that using no MySQL password is insecure. Always protected your MySQL database with at least a strong password in production.