Opened 18 months ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#13214 assigned Question/How do I...?

Locating MySQL database username and password

Reported by: Kris Hermes Owned by: Jamie McClelland
Priority: Medium Component: Tech
Keywords: MySQL database username password Cc:
Sensitive: no


Dear mayfirst,

I'm trying to locate the MySQL database username and password in order to access phpMyAdmin for a Wordpress site. I referenced your wiki page on finding database usernames and passwords, and even exposed hidden files on WinSCP, but could not find the .my.cnf file which, according to your page, contains the info I'm looking for.

Am I missing something?

I greatly appreciate any help!



Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 18 months ago by Jamie McClelland

Owner: set to Jamie McClelland
Status: newassigned

Hi Kris - I'm sorry you came across some dated support info! I just updated the page:

We no longer create a .my.cnf file for you (or store you password in plain text).

However, the page is updated to give directions on how to find this info if you are running a WordPress or Drupal site.

If you are not running either - you can also change your password to something new via the members control panel - but it might break any application that has this info hard-coded.

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