What is the mysql password? in MySQL Posted February 7, 2006 · Report reply When setting a new password in the file only PhpMyAdmin changes it's password so I get an error message. If I try to access the database using something else like Navicat using root/root it works altough the password file says something else (not Root). This is how: In phpMyAdmin, open an SQL window and type: SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('MyNewPassword'); Then click "Go". The next thing you know, the phpMyAdmin will not work since the root password has changed (then you need to change the password in the file previously mentioned - if you still want to use phpMyAdmin) -- And btw olajideolaolorun, You have a great software, thank you!