I reset the root password of the mariadb server but when I then try to login, I still get Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'
To change the root password I did the following: (my setting: 10.0.31-MariaDB-0ubuntu0.16.04.2)
sudo service mysql stop sudo mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables & mysql -u root MariaDB [(none)]> use mysql; MariaDB [mysql]> update user set password=PASSWORD("hello") where User='root'; Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec) Rows matched: 1 Changed: 1 Warnings: 0 MariaDB [mysql]> flush privileges; MariaDB [mysql]> exit sudo service mysql stop sudo service mysql start mysql -u root -p Enter password: <<== here I entered the 'hello' password but still receive: ERROR 1698 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'
So, what am I doing wrong ??