Simply extract this add-on in your current XAMPP-Directory
DKY wrote:I can't figure out how to install Perl on my new XAMPP install. I found a readme file (readme-addon-perl.txt)Simply extract this add-on in your current XAMPP-Directory
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['user'] = 'root'; // MySQL user
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = ''; // MySQL password (only needed
// with 'config' auth_type)
Your configuration file contains settings (root with no password) that correspond to the default MySQL privileged account. Your MySQL server is running with this default, is open to intrusion, and you really should fix this security hole.
DKY wrote:...I used to be able to have a username and password other than root in the older versions of MySQL, is this a new thing?
A word about users:
Many people have difficulty understanding the concept of user management with regards to phpMyAdmin. When a user logs in to phpMyAdmin, that username and password are passed directly to MySQL. phpMyAdmin does no account management on its own (other than allowing one to manipulate the MySQL user account information); all users must be valid MySQL users.
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