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Can't install phpMyAdmin on fresh Wordpress Droplet

I’m trying to follow these instructions to install phpMyAdmin: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-secure-phpmyadmin-on-ubuntu-18-04

But I get this error after trying to install phpMyAdmin using this command (second step from above):

sudo apt install phpmyadmin php-mbstring php-gettext

This is the error I get:

ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'debian-sys-maint'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

Any one know how to fix this? I have tried a few things that came up in Google, but no luck so far.


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This is happening every single time I use the marketplace image for WordPress with Ubuntu 20, tried tons of suggested solutions on internet and the one that did the trick was this:

Start mysql with root user and then:

mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'debian-sys-maint'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION;

mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

mysql> EXIT

The part I was missing and didn’t see in other places was the WITH GRANT OPTION.

Hi there @neddytek,

I tried following the article as described and it seems like it works as expected.

Note that you need to also follow the mentioned prerequisites otherwise you might hit unexpected errors.

In my case I had to do the following:

I think that you would get the error in case that you have not run the sudo mysql_secure_installation command from the How to install LAMP tutorial.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby