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Unable to set PhpMyAdmin Application password.

I am using the guide(https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-secure-phpmyadmin-on-ubuntu-18-04) to install PHPMyAdmin panel on a fresh droplet.

All the Apache and SQL server are installed successfully. While installing the PhpMyAdmin will stick on “enter PhpmyAdmin application password screen”. I have tried several combinations following different articles available on Youtube, the Internet and this forum as well.

The Password Screen will simply return a pop-up 1819 error(see here: See this image : Image). No matter how complex, long or short(8-character) password I choose, it will always reflect the same error. I even tried letting it decide a random password by simply pressing enter key twice, this returned me with with “password mismatch error”.

As I see there are several other users on the forum asking the same question with zero success rate. Kindly response. I am using Ubuntu 20 with apache 2 on PHP 7.3. Thanks Trying this for three days with no clue and solutions.


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Hi there @anurnj,

What could suggest here is to install PHPmyAdmin manually rather than using apt. That way you will get the latest available PHPmyAdmin version which would be compatible with the latest MySQL version.

You can follow the steps from this answer here on how to do that:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-install-manually-phpmyadmin-on-ubuntu

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby