I've just got phpmyadmin and its working fine, and people can log on using a mysql user account.
However, i noted that you can also log on using the username 'admin' with a blank password (i found this by looking at the htpasswd.setup file in the /etc/phpmyadmin dir).
Now, whatever I do, you can always log on to phpmyadmin with user and a blank pass. Delete the line from htpasswd.setup, you can still logon. Change the password using htpasswd, you can still log on. I can't find any mention of the 'admin' user in mysql or its databases/tables.
How can I prevent someone logging on as admin ?