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Error: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) error when securing mysql on CentOS 7

Posted January 3, 2017 21.1k views
CentOS MySQL

Hello I use CentOS 7.3 x64 and when I use command sudo mysql_secure_installation it returns with this error Error: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) any got any suggestion to fix this?

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MySQL creates a temp password on install, you will need to use that when it asks for the password. You can find it in /var/log/mysqld.log.

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