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Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) on mysql admin

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I have installed mysql admin on my local environment and I am able to connect to mysql through command line.

But in the browser I get the error :

Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

I can't find any information in error log and access log. Is there any command parameter that I should use when starting mysql so this doesn't happen ?

I am starting it this way :

sudo ./mysql.server start

my /etc/hosts file :

##
# Host Database
#
127.0.0.1 localhost
255.255.255.255 broadcasthost
::1 localhost
127.0.0.1 xxxx.local
127.0.0.1 mysqld
posted Jan 13, 2014 by Satish Mishra

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Are you using "localhost" or "127.0.0.1" in the web-application
root@localhost != root@127.0.0.1 = different users

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From that error I would suspect you are trying to access to a database where has not external access. And yeah, try by doing

$> mysql -u root -p  -h localhost -P 3306

change localhost by 127.0.0.1 in order to test if both cases work, and see which of them (localhost/127.0.0.1) is defined in your web app as you've been told in the mail before.

answer Jan 13, 2014 by Ahmed Patel
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