Access denied for user 'admin'@'localhost' (using password: NO)
First off I connect using this code here.
$mysqli = new mysqli("localhost", $username, $password, $database);
This works fine, I log in under root, (I know I should create a new user for security, but this so far is just a proof of concept)
However when I attempt to do a query such as
$sql = "SELECT user_id, user_name, user_level FROM users WHERE user_name = '" . mysql_real_escape_string($_POST['user_name']) . "' AND user_pass = '" . sha1($_POST['user_pass']) . "'"; $result = mysql_query($sql);
It gives me the errors message Access denied for user 'admin'@'localhost' (using password: NO).
I don't know why this is happening. Do I need to configure mysql a certain way?