Linux and mysql
The current mysql has root disabled (good) but new ways to set up users (consfusing).
This sets up a news user with all privileges and settings.
sudo mysql -p -u root Enter password: password Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MariaDB connection id is 348 Server version: 10.3.23-MariaDB-0+deb10u1 Debian 10 Copyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others. Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement. MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE USER 'user'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.001 sec) MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'user'@'%' WITH GRANT OPTION; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.001 sec) MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.001 sec) quit
You can now login using the user and password you set, you can also use them in phpmyadmin.