Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How to reset user password in mysql in redhat or centos linux

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Resetting the mysql user password in safemode. Lets see how to reset the password of root user in Centos / redhat linux.

Step1 : Stop the mysql service

#/etc/init.d/mysqld stop

step2 : Enter mysql safemode

#mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &

Step3 : Change the password

mysql> update mysql.user set password=PASSWORD("NEWPASSWORD") where User='root';

Step4 : Flush the privileges

mysql> flush privileges;

Step5 : Its over. Now you can quit.

mysql> quit

Step6 : Start the mysql service

#/etc/init.d/mysqld start

Step7 : Restart the mysql service to confirm that the safemode has been exsited.

#/etc/init.d/mysqld restart
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