Cannot connect to MySQL via Sequel Pro

I am having trouble connecting to MySQL on my new Ubuntu 16.04 droplet via Sequel Pro.

I Installed MySQL via the DigitalOcean tutorial. I set a root password in mysql_secure_installation, then restarted the service.

Checking for status shows the service is running.

My Sequel Pro configuration looks like this:


This exact configuration worked on previous droplets, but now I get:

MySQL said: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'

Note that I don’t have the usual (using password: YES/NO).

All the solutions I found through Google don’t seem to help. They say to comment out bind-adress or set it to bind-adress in the MySQL config then restart, which I’ve done, but I still can’t connect.

What am I doing wrong? This is driving me mad…

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Accepted Answer

Well, I uninstalled and re-installed MySQL completely, and now it works. Something must have gone wrong in the previous configuration, but now we’ll never know.

can you ssh in to your droplet, or use the website terminal and connect to your mysql database from that?

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