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MySQL root password during installation on CentOS

what is the root password asked by mysql_secure_install script in CentOS 7?


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Hi @tyrorrico,

If you’ve just installed MySQL/MariaDB manually there shouldn’t be any root password configured and MySQL Secure Install should add one.

Additionally, if it still asks you about a password, please try to run the following command

sudo mysql_secure_installation

The key here is sudo.

Let me know how it goes

Regards, KFSys