Killed root user

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Killed root user

Postby radicalwhig » 23. January 2009 01:06

I kept getting a message that the root user was using default security and it was a security issue, so I created a new user and deleted the 2 root users. Now I get this message:

phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection. You should check the host, username and password in your configuration and make sure that they correspond to the information given by the administrator of the MySQL server.

Problem is, I don't know where to check the host, username and password in my configuration. I'm just trying to open http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ and I get the error message. I've changed the passwords on the security page for the root user (which seems to be a default) but it does no good. I've tried reinstalling the entire XAMPP package, and it did no good either.

Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Killed root user

Postby Izzy » 23. January 2009 01:14

Not a good idea to delete the super user root.

Have you tried to login to phpMyAdmin with the credentials of new user you created?

Did you delete the xampp folder before reinstalling again?
Make sure everything is stopped including the XAMPP Control Panel and all xampp services have been uninstalled before deleting the folder.
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Re: Killed root user

Postby radicalwhig » 23. January 2009 02:56

No, didn't delete the xampp file, so I'll have to try that. I'm not getting any kind of login page to try the new user login, just that irritating error message. How do I get to the login page?
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Re: Killed root user

Postby Izzy » 23. January 2009 02:59

radicalwhig wrote:No, didn't delete the xampp file, so I'll have to try that. I'm not getting any kind of login page to try the new user login, just that irritating error message. How do I get to the login page?

Deleting the folder should help and http://localhost/phpmyadmin should get you to the login page when all is fixed.
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