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Use the MySQL Root Password feature to reset your local MySQL root password in the event that it is lost or compromised.
This feature will result in a brief security risk to your server and an interruption of MySQL service; therefore, it should only be used as a last resort during times of low traffic, when you encounter a file permissions error with the MySQL Root Password feature.
To reset the password, perform the following steps:
Enter and confirm the new password in the appropriate text boxes.
- The system grades the password that you enter on a scale of 100 points. 0 indicates a weak password, while 100 indicates a very secure password.
- Some web hosts require a minimum password strength. A green password Strength meter indicates that you met the required password strength.
- Click Password Generator to generate a strong password. For more information, read our Password Generator documentation.
Do not use asterisks (
*), periods (
.), or any other special characters in your MySQL root password. If you do so, phpMyAdmin will not function. If you use the Password Generator, deselect the Symbols box.
- Click Change Password.