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Can't set root password MySql Server
Hi All -
I have a new droplet with Ubuntu 18.04 and am installing MySql using
sudo apt-get install mysql server
It seems to install fine but does not ask for a root password on install, I am pretty sure this is as it is expected to work.
With this from the cli I can log into it with just using ‘mysql’, while that is handy it is not very secure.
So I stop the services and use
I go through the steps, set a root password, remove anon users, stop remote root access etc..
Restart the service
I have tried flushing privileges
I can still log in with no password.
I have then tried a couple of other methods that were outlined here, again no luck.
Any thoughts ? What am I forgetting or missing ?
I am beginning to feel real dumb.
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