change mysql root password
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-- In case the UPDATE command returns "Column 'Password' is not updatable" run
ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'newPassword';
flush privileges;

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user8053

use mysql;

update user set authentication_string=PASSWORD("mynewpassword") where User='root';

flush privileges;

quit

enable password in mysql root user in mysql 8

user2357

1. If you in skip-grant-tables mode in mysqld_safe:

mysql> UPDATE mysql.user SET authentication_string=null WHERE User='root';
mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
mysql> exit;

and then, in terminal:

$ mysql -u root

in mysql:
mysql> ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED WITH caching_sha2_password BY 'yourpasswd';


2. Not in skip-grant-tables mode just in mysql:
mysql> ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED WITH caching_sha2_password BY 'yourpasswd';

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user6473

ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'NewPassword'

change mysql root password

user2961

$ sudo cat /etc/mysql/debian.cnf
Note the lines which read:

user     = debian-sys-maint
password = blahblahblah
Then:

$ mysql -u debian-sys-maint -p
Enter password: // type 'blahblahblah', ie. password from debian.cnf

mysql> USE mysql
mysql> SELECT User, Host, plugin FROM mysql.user;
+------------------+-----------+-----------------------+
| User             | Host      | plugin                |
+------------------+-----------+-----------------------+
| root             | localhost | auth_socket           |
| mysql.session    | localhost | mysql_native_password |
| mysql.sys        | localhost | mysql_native_password |
| debian-sys-maint | localhost | mysql_native_password |
+------------------+-----------+-----------------------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> UPDATE user SET plugin='mysql_native_password' WHERE User='root';
mysql> COMMIT;  // When you don't have auto-commit switched on
Either:

mysql> ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'new_password';
Or:

// For MySQL 5.7+
UPDATE mysql.user SET authentication_string=PASSWORD('new_password') where user='root';
Then:

mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
mysql> COMMIT;  // When you don't have auto-commit switched on
mysql> EXIT

$ sudo service mysql restart
$ mysql -u root -p
Enter password: // Yay! 'new_password' now works!

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user1910

ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'New-Password';