Plesk MySQL root password

Plesk MySQL server have no root user. Instead Plesk have user “admin” with root privileges.

To find password for user admin, run

[root@server22 ~]# cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow
[root@server22 ~]#

To login to MySQL

mysql -u admin -pFfRBehWy

For example

[root@server22 ~]# mysql -u admin -pFfRBehWy
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 2555 to server version: 4.1.20

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.


To login with out password, create a file /root/.my.cnf

vi /root/.my.cnf

With following content

user = admin
password = FfRBehWy

user = admin
password = FfRBehWy

This will allow you to use mysql and mysqldump with out providing passwords.

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3 Responses to Plesk MySQL root password

  1. sathish says:

    Thanks! But I couldn’t find out the /root/.my.cnf file

  2. Chris says:

    Don’t forget to chmod 600 /root/.my.cnf

  3. admin says:

    Plesk servers don’t have /root/.my.cnf, you have to create your own if you want to login with out password.

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