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

Posted October 14, 2018 2k views

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 adminmysqlpass from the /root/.digitalocean_password file