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Re: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)
Posted by: Patrick Lenon
Date: April 04, 2008 08:16AM

There are many posts regarding this error, and I think most of them are caused by the same confusion I had over the combination of user and host in the user table.

In order to authorize TCP/IP (say, for running MySQL Administrator from a laptop) access by a given user, you must create either:
1) A user/host record in the user table for each host the user logs in from, or
2) A user record with no host, which shows up as "%" in the host column of the user table.

create user root@mylaptop identified by myrootpassword ;
create user root identified by myrootpassword ;

The base MySQL setup creates root accounts for host=localhost and host=, but not for external hosts.

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