How to reset MySQL root Password

How to reset MySQL root Password

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This will helps when you forget MySQL root password and not able to access mysql service on the Server. Here are the steps to reset MySQL password :


root@server [~] /etc/init.d/mysqld stop

Now start MySQL server without password:


root@server [~] mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables &

root@server [~] mysql

After that you can get the mysql prompt then run the following command

mysql >use mysql;


mysql >update user set password=PASSWORD(“NEWPASSWORD“) where User=’root’;


mysql > quit;


root@server [~] /etc/init.d/mysqld stop

root@server [~] /etc/init.d/mysqld start


Now you can access your mysql service by using the password you have set


[root@server ~]# mysql -u root -p


DONE !! 😀


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