[phpMyAdmin Developers] Fwd: Default unix socket authentication for root in MariaDB

Dieter Adriaenssens dieter.adriaenssens at gmail.com
Sat Oct 8 12:41:12 CEST 2016

Hi devs,

At MariaDB developers meetup, there was a discussion about enabling unix
socket authentiation [0] for the root user by default for new installs of
MariaDB (this is currently already enabled in Debian testing and in Ubuntu)

Basically this means there is no password for the root user, which is
possibly a problem using phpmyadmin out of the box on new installs with
It is of course possible to create another user with a password, even for
root, using shell as root (or with sudo).

BTW : MariaDB will be default in Debian 9.0 (Stretch)

[0] https://mariadb.com/kb/en/mariadb/unix_socket-authentication-plugin/

Kind regards,

Dieter Adriaenssens

Kind regards,

Dieter Adriaenssens
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