MySQL 5.7+ Initial SetUp for the Root User on Linux/Unix Easy Guide

March 9, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

MySQL 5.7+ Root User Initial SetUp

The Tip Show the Initial SetUp for the Root User on the MySQL 5.7+ Database.

The Configuation come from the New Security Features that Requires the Encryption the Root Credentials.

This Step is Necessary to Successfully Creating New Databases on MySQL 5.7 and Above Server.

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  1. MySQL Database Secure Installation.

    sudo mysql_secure_installation

    Set the root User Password.

    Then Follow workflow and perhaps confirm all the defaults…

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  2. Then Repeat SetUp with Encryption MySQL Prompt.

    mysql -uroot -p
    SET PASSWORD = PASSWORD('[new_password]');

    Then You can Finally, Getting-Started with a Safer MySQL Database!


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