Change a MySQL user password

Posted October 12, 2003 by Quinn McHenry in MySQL

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How do I update a user’s password in my MySQL server?

For the user molly to change her password to TrckTrt, she would run this command from the shell:

mysqladmin -u molly -p password TrckTrt

The mysqladmin program will prompt for the old password.


About Quinn McHenry

Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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