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Setting Up MySQL - Database, Users And Sample Table

Oct 20, 2008, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Changing root password: As soon as the MySQL server is installed, root user with blank password is created. The MySQL root user will have full access to perform any operation on the MySQL server. It is a good practice to change the root password immediately after installation.

"It is also worth mentioning that MySQL users are different from system users. If you try to connect to the MySQL server as root using your system root password, it will not work. MySQL server maintains its own users in the 'user' table of 'mysql' database."

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