When I try to setup a root password for the MySQL server following this guide (https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntu-20-04) I always get the following error message: … Failed! Error: SET PASSWORD has no significance for user ‘root’@‘localhost’ as the authentication method used doesn’t store authentication data in the MySQL server. Please consider using ALTER USER instead if you want to change authentication parameters. So I can´t proceed with the installation. Does anybody know how I can solve this problem?
Best regards heusmich
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3.Now, You need to add a password for the root user with this command. NOTE: Replaceyour_new_strong_passwordWith Your Password.
Estimated strength of the password: 100 Do you wish to continue with the password provided?(Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y … Failed! Error: SET PASSWORD has no significance for user ‘root’@‘localhost’ as the authentication method used doesn’t store authentication data in the MySQL server. Please consider using ALTER USER instead if you want to change authentication parameters.
For fresh installations of MySQL, you’ll want to run the DBMS’s included security script. This script changes some of the less secure default options for things like remote root logins and sample users.
Run the security script with sudo:
This will take you through a series of prompts where you can make some changes to your MySQL installation’s security options.
You can also check our tutorial on How To Install MySQL on Ubuntu 20.04