How to decrypt MySQL admin password?

Created:

2016-11-16 13:13:01 UTC

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2017-08-18 13:12:35 UTC

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How to decrypt MySQL admin password?

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk for Linux
  • Plesk 11.x for Linux
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux

Question

  1. How to decrypt MySQL admin password?

  2. Is there a way to get MySQL admin password in plain text?

Answer

MySQL admin password is saved in the "user" table as an encrypted value and it is not possible to get the password from the database in plain text.

If the password is lost, the only solution is to reset it using the instructions from the article #213364309 .

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