Comments - Security of Mariadb root account

5 years, 6 months ago Paul Reed
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo mysql
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MariaDB connection id is 1587
Server version: 10.1.23-MariaDB-9+deb9u1 Raspbian 9.0

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5 years, 6 months ago Brian Evans

This is a Debian decision to:

  1. Not require a password with sudo
  2. Utilize the unix_socket plugin by default

The latter is set in the Debian install scripts. You can override this by removing the plugin for 'root'@'localhost' as long as you understand that Debian scripts may be looking for their default.

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