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LEMP one-click app -- what's the default MySQL password?

I can’t access MySQL as root. What’s the default pass for root?

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Hey there,

As @CrypticDesigns mentioned, the password for the MySQL root account is displayed in the message of the day when you first log in via SSH. You can also reset the MySQL root password with these steps.

Happy coding,

Jon Schwenn Platform Support Specialist DigitalOcean

Just installed a one click LEMP 2 days ago. It’s different now. It still says in the welcome message at system login:

"The MySQL root password is saved in /root/.digitalocean_password"

the file is still there and contains a password, but no actual password is set for ‘root’ mysql user. Instead, the user is configured with auth_socket plugin, which means that only unix socket connections are allowed, and only from the local unix user ‘root’

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