What is the root password of the mysql server in a DigitalOcean Drupal install?

  • Posted on December 18, 2014
  • DraeckoAsked by Draecko

After a fresh Drupal droplet, what is the password of the MySQL admin? I tried mysql_ secure_ installation, but no passwords match (not the one for the shell, not the drupal password, not empty) so what is it? Or how can I reset it?

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There seems to be no password needed mysql when you are logged in as root.

However, there is a mysql user “drupal” with a password that you can find in the Drupal default installation at /var/www/html/drupal/sites/default/settings.php around line 222 on Drupal 7.34

On the Drupal One-Click application the root MySql password can be found in the file /root/.my.cnf This should allow you to log in with the root user without having to enter a password with mysql -u root