# How to remove MySQL root password

## The Question :

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I want to remove the password for user root in localhost. How can I do that? By mistake I have set the password of root user. That’s why phpmyadmin is giving an error:

#1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)

• The MySQL documentation contains instructions on how to reset the root password in case you have forgotten it.
• Note that starting with MySQL 5.7, a random root password is set by default, and you cannot remove it without disabling the validate_password plugin first. See my article Removing the MySQL root password or this gist directly.
• For all non-root users SET PASSWORD FOR root@%=PASSWORD(''); , the percentage sign must be enclosed by the backticks

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You need to set the password for root@localhost to be blank. There are two ways:

1. The MySQL SET PASSWORD command:

SET PASSWORD FOR root@localhost=PASSWORD('');


2. Using the command-line mysqladmin tool:

mysqladmin -u root -pType_in_your_current_password_here password ''



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I have also been through this problem,

First i tried setting my password of root to blank using command :

SET PASSWORD FOR root@localhost=PASSWORD('');



But don’t be happy , PHPMYADMIN uses 127.0.0.1 not localhost , i know you would say both are same but that is not the case , use the command mentioned underneath and you are done.

SET PASSWORD FOR root@127.0.0.1=PASSWORD('');



Just replace localhost with 127.0.0.1 and you are done .