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MySQL Tutorial - Changing Your Own Password

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How To Change the Password for Your Own User Account?

If you want to change the password of your own user account, you should use your user account connect to the server "mysql" first. You should then use the "SET PASSWORD ..." command to change the password of the current user account. There are two ways to use this command to set a new password and store it in an encrypted format:

SET PASSWORD = 'encryptedPasswordString';
SET PASSWORD = PASSWORD('passwordString');

Notice that PASSWORD() is a system function to encrypt the specified password. Here is good tutorial exercise to show you how to set a new password:

>cd \mysql\bin
>mysql -u root mysql

mysql> SET PASSWORD = 'retneciyf';
ERROR 1372 (HY000): Password hash should be a 41-digit 
 hexadecimal number

mysql> SET PASSWORD = PASSWORD('retneciyf');
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.56 sec)

mysql> SELECT User, Password, Shutdown_priv FROM user;
| User | Password                                  | ... |
| root | *3735F1D8464342BA852E10101E55E422EBAAAF35 | Y   |
| dev  | *3735F1D8464342BA852E10101E55E422EBAAAF35 | N   |
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

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  1. What Is a User Account?
  2. What Are the Predefined User Accounts?
  3. How To Add a New User Account?
  4. How To Test a New User Account and Password?
  5. How To Change the Password for Your Own User Account?
  6. How To Change the Password of Another User Account?
  7. How To Delete a User Account?
  8. How To List All Existing User Accounts?
  9. How To Rename an Existing User Account Name?
  10. What Are User Privileges?
  11. How Many Scope Levels Can User Privileges Apply?
  12. How To Grant User Privileges at the Global Level?
  13. How To Grant User Privileges at the Database Level?
  14. How To View User Privileges?
  15. How To Revoke User Privileges?
  16. How To Give a User Read-Only Access to a Database?
  17. Where Are User Privileges Stored on the Server?

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