I'm stumped on one part of this.
I've gone thru this XAMPP install and security set up several times now and the one consistent problem I run into is with phpMyAdmin login.
With the updated instructions on here, it was a breeze this time (THANKS!). phpMyAdmin works for me, but once I assign it a password, I get locked out. (Yes, of course I'm writing down the password.)
My set-up is as follows: Mac OS 10.4.11
XAMPP version 1.7.2a
So, I'm trying 'root' as the username, and also tried 'pma' as the username, along with the password I assigned it. It gives me the "#1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)". Everytime I've done this setup, I get this same result. I've googled the heck out of that error but can't find anything helpful.
I'm also noticing when navigating the XAMPP menu (http://localhost/
) that CD Collection under Demos that it throws an error as well:
"( ! ) Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) in /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/xampp/cds.php on line 64".
I not only exit XAMPP after changes, I also reset my browser, emptying the cache.
I cannot see what I'm doing wrong that is causing these database connection errors.
I do have some special characters in my password. Does MySQL and phpMyAdmin not accept those? Everywhere I use them, they are acceptable. ( I did try w/out special characters and got the same issue)
I'm googling around, reading up XAMPP, PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, et al and quickly going bald!
Anyone have any insights into this?
Anyone else having these issues?