Set mysql root password


How can we set the mysql root password ? Is it possible to do this on install? This was something that bugged me about Vesta. You could change the password manually, but it then buggered up all the other options and you had to start editing config files :frowning:



Currently, there is no official way. You still would need to set the root pw manualy and adjust it in $HESTIA/conf/mysql.conf.

Thanks. Is there an easier way to do it? Maybe at install, with some sed/grep commands?

I’m sure that it is possible, just download the installer and adjust it :slight_smile:.

I had a look, but can’t see it. Maybe I need to play around with setting the root pass, and then using sed to change it in the config file

Greetings, It can be done without the need to reinstall or reformat the linux.

  • In an SSH console
    systemctl enable mysql.service

NOTE: You can Press ENTER on the screen prompt:
Enter current password for root (enter for none):

[email protected]:~# mysql_secure_installation


In order to log into MariaDB to secure it, we’ll need the current
password for the root user. If you’ve just installed MariaDB, and
haven’t set the root password yet, you should just press enter here.

Enter current password for root (enter for none):
OK, successfully used password, moving on…

Setting the root password or using the unix_socket ensures that nobody
can log into the MariaDB root user without the proper authorisation.

You already have your root account protected, so you can safely answer ‘n’.

Switch to unix_socket authentication [Y/n] n
… skipping.

You already have your root account protected, so you can safely answer ‘n’.

Change the root password? [Y/n] y
New password:
Re-enter new password:
Password updated successfully!
Reloading privilege tables…
… Success!

By default, a MariaDB installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone
to log into MariaDB without having to have a user account created for
them. This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation
go a bit smoother. You should remove them before moving into a
production environment.

Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
… Success!

Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from ‘localhost’. This
ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network.

Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
… Success!

By default, MariaDB comes with a database named ‘test’ that anyone can
access. This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed
before moving into a production environment.

Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y

  • Dropping test database…
    … Success!
  • Removing privileges on test database…
    … Success!

Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far
will take effect immediately.

Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y
… Success!

Cleaning up…

All done! If you’ve completed all of the above steps, your MariaDB
installation should now be secure.

Thanks for using MariaDB!

  • Change the Password for the new in the files:

And that’s it, you can enter PhpMyadmin via the web with the password you used in this process.

Thank you.

Hestia allready runs this script

Only exception we don’t disable root login via phpmyadmin

So it is not needed

Yes you modify your password on this way

The option that I propose is in case in the initial installation it is not known or is not taken into account, these steps are to easily reset it after the initial installation.