Change password of a database user

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In the highly unlikely event that you need to change the password of a website’s database, this article will walk you through how to do so. It’s a simple copy and paste exercise.

For this, you’ll need to connect to your server – if this is your first time, please see the following articles to get started:

Step 1. Login to MySQL

The following command will directly log you into MySQL. Simply copy and paste it and hit enter:

gp mysql login root

Step 2. Update Your Site’s MySQL User Password

Copy and paste the following, and edit the highlighted parts in red to match your website’s database user name and the new password you want to set (you can view this inside your wp-config.php file inside your websites customizer):

ALTER USER 'website-db-user-here'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'new-password-here';

Exit MySQL with:


Step 3. Change the Database Password on the Website

The following command will change your website’s database password inside of your wp-config.php and site.env files.

Modify the following command to replace “new-password-here” with your new password, and “site.url” with your website URL:

gp conf write db-pass new-password-here -site.env site.url

Here’s an example of how this looks:

gp conf write db-pass Z&wp?iwfoM;sW3RYA@E]O -site.env

When ready to go, paste the command line and hit Enter.

Step 4. Reset PHPMyAdmin Credentials

To finish up, you’ll now need to run the following command to update PHPMyAdmin (again, replace site.url with your actual site URL):

gp site site.url -dbcreds

And that’s it! You’re all set.