PHPMyAdmin: Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed

Refers to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux

Created:

2016-11-16 13:03:17 UTC

Modified:

2017-02-01 21:26:29 UTC

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PHPMyAdmin: Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed

Symptoms

PhpMyAdmin shows the following error while accessing database:

Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed

It's not possible to edit database via PhpMyAdmin interface.

Cause

Passwords missmatch for db users.

Resolution

To resolve the issue passwords should be resynced. Reset the password for domain database user:

via GUI:

Website & Domains > Databases > Select necessary database > Click on the database user > Change password

via CLI

#/usr/local/psa/bin/database --update-dbuser user_name -passwd 'new_password' -server localhost:3306
The database user was successfully updated.
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