MySQL one click app: Which password to use for what?

Hello, I’ve created a droplet with the one click app option and selected MySQL. It created a droplet with preinstalled MySQL and phpMyAdmin as it should, so everything is working smoothly, but I have a question. It saved 3 passwords in the file located at: /root/.digitalocean_password. There are three passwords:

  1. root mysql pass
  2. admin mysql pass
  3. app mysql pass What are theese passwords for? (I know, they’re passwords from different users from the database) But which password should I use for what?

Thanks for every reply, Best Regards - Jumpak

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Hi @jumpak33,

As @X40C has mentioned the root password is for your root user for MySQL. The root user is how to say, the most powerful user on a Linux Machine.

The admin password is for your phpMyAdmin installation. You can reach it by typing in the following


There you can use the user admin with the admin_mysql_pass from the /root/.digitalocean_password file

Regards, KDSys