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MySQL admin password changed

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by umgdesigns, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. umgdesigns

    umgdesigns Guest

    Today, I changed the MySQL password to the account "admin", thinking it would be a good thing. Yes, I am an idiot.

    So now, when I go to my control panel, it says:

    ERROR: PleskFatalException
    Unable to connect to database: saved admin password is incorrect.

    0: /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/common_func.php3:156
    psaerror(string 'Unable to connect to database: saved admin password is incorrect.')
    1: /usr/local/psa/admin/auto_prepend/auth.php3:90

    I can log in to MySQL directly through shell access. How on earth do I undo what I did, or set the Plesk admin password to the new one?
  2. ziba@

    ziba@ Guest


    This problem was faced by many people and solution for such cases is described in Knowledge base article:
    You should check chapter 4 of recommendations.
    Hope this helps.
  3. umgdesigns

    umgdesigns Guest

    Actually, in this case all I had to do was go to etc/psa/.psa.shadow and change the password to the new password.

    Simple, I know. The other post did show me where to look, though! Thanks!
  4. breun

    breun Golden Pleskian

    Jun 28, 2005
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    Next time, just change the password through Plesk. This will also update the password for the MySQL admin account.