Create a root password for PHPMyAdmin


PHPMyAdmin is giving me a message saying that the user (root) does not have a password.

So, how can I create one?

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~ Asked on 2012-09-01 02:29:21

The Best Answer is


Open phpMyAdmin and select the SQL tab. Then type this command:

SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('your_root_password');

Also change to this line in

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'cookie';

To make phpMyAdmin prompts for your MySQL username and password.

~ Answered on 2012-09-01 02:40:22


To create root password in PHPMyAdmin in UI easy way, you can follow simple steps below:

  • Access phpMyAdmin with root account (no password) -> User accounts.

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Click on root > Edit privileges

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Then click on Change password

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Enter your desired password -> Go

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Logout and log-in again with new password

~ Answered on 2017-02-07 14:45:47

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