MySQL 5.7.7 - Centos 7 el7 - Access denied

Centos 7 3.10.0-123.8.1.el7.x86_64

Hi i have installed MySQL 5.7.7 from MySQL Yum Repository

rpm -Uvh

After service mysqld start i use mysql_secure_installation then i get prompted for a password i just press enter and i get this error:

Error: Access denied for user ‘root’@‘localhost’ (using password: NO)

I think i have tried everything to find the password or to reset it - but no go

here are my steps:

  1. rpm -Uvh
  2. nano /etc/yum.repos.d/mysql-community.repo
  3. Set MySQL 5.6 enabled=0 and set MySQL 5.7 enabled=1
  4. yum install mysql-community-server
  5. service mysqld start
  6. mysql_secure_installation

Error: Access denied for user ‘root’@‘localhost’ (using password: NO)

any help is appreciated.

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I know this is old and you probably figured it out by now, but this is the first link that comes up when I searched for it and I want others to find solution.

A temporary, random root password is generated and stored in the error log, which is /var/log/mysqld.log for an installation by the MySQL Yum repository. You can use this command to see the password:

shell > sudo grep 'temporary password' /var/log/mysqld.log


For me the password generated after actually starting mysql server.

Hi sameershah29, I created this account just to thank you!