Problem with secure MySQL installation on new droplet

  • Posted January 9, 2014


I just spun up a new droplet with a pre-config Ubuntu LAMP stack, then logged in as root fine. Changed root passwd and ran the following.

apt-get update mysql_install_db mysql_secure_installation

After entering the root password I get the following message:

Enter current password for root (enter for none): ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user ‘root’@‘localhost’ (using password: YES)

This has never happened before on any droplet I have created and used. Any pointers much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


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Hmm, maybe I installed my LAMP stack manually before, but never once had this error message. Thx for the pointer though.

Check out <a href=“”>LAMP Stack password</a>.

Just in case anyone else is getting the same issue debian-sys-maint password can be found by issuing this command: <br> <br>cat /etc/mysql/debian.cnf

OK, managed to get in by doing the following: <br> <br>mysql -u debian-sys-maint -p <br> <br>update user set password=password(‘yourpassword’) where user=‘root’; <br>flush privileges; <br>exit <br> <br>Still not sure why there was a problem originally. Is this an issue with droplet creation script at DO end?