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MySQL Issues

I am trying to create a database in Ruby with the

rake db:create

and I am getting back the error

Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)Please provide the root password for your mysql installation

And I don't ever recall setting a password for it. I'm very lost and could use some direction.

Thanks in advance!

2 Answers


Try the password "root".

Ben Falk
Ben Falk
3,167 Points

How did you install MySQL? For example, if you're running on a Mac and you are using MAMP, the password is set automatically to "root".