phpmyadmin error 1045

Posted February 22, 2018 2.9k views
MySQLUbuntu 16.04

I loaded phpmyadmin following the instructions via digital ocean. However when I try to login I get the following error

1045 - Access denied for user ‘root’@'localhost’ (using password: YES)

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It seems like you haven’t provided the proper password for your root user when logging in.

If you try and login to mysql via your shell does the error appear again?