If you accidentally deleted the root user on my local setup MySQL running on OS linux. There are no other users created to get back into MySQL. I am sharing solution for the recover the root user. Get someone with SysAdmin rights and do the following:
- Add 'skip-grant-tables' to my.cnf under the [mysqld] section
- restart mysql
- type mysql with no password and hit enter
- Run This:
DELETE FROM mysql.user WHERE user = 'root' AND host = 'localhost'; INSERT INTO mysql.user SET user = 'root', host = 'localhost', password = Password('whatevernewpassword'), Select_priv = 'y', Insert_priv = 'y', Update_priv = 'y', Delete_priv = 'y', Create_priv = 'y', Drop_priv = 'y', Reload_priv = 'y', Shutdown_priv = 'y', Process_priv = 'y', File_priv = 'y', Grant_priv = 'y', References_priv = 'y', Index_priv = 'y', Alter_priv = 'y', Show_db_priv = 'y', Super_priv = 'y', Create_tmp_table_priv = 'y', Lock_tables_priv = 'y', Execute_priv = 'y', Repl_slave_priv = 'y', Repl_client_priv = 'y', Create_view_priv = 'y', Show_view_priv = 'y', Create_routine_priv = 'y', Alter_routine_priv = 'y', Create_user_priv = 'y', Event_priv = 'y', Trigger_priv = 'y', Create_tablespace_priv = 'y';
- exit from mysql
- remove 'skip-grant-tables' from my.cnf under the [mysqld] section
- restart mysql
That should be all!
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