I'm trying to connect my script to a mysql database but i get an error.

I get this error Error: ER_NOT_SUPPORTED_AUTH_MODE: Client does not support authentication protocol requested by server; consider upgrading MySQL client

I did connected to the database with HeidiSQL and used “ALTER USER ‘user’@‘host’ IDENTIFIED WITH ‘mysql_native_password’ BY ‘pw’;”

and it ran the query but my script still gives the error.


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Hi @foonkus,

I see you already executed

ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY 'password'

However did you flushed the database privileges?

Enter again into MySQL and run

flush privileges;

That should be enough to get you start!

Regards, KDSys