How to Solve Error #1045 in phpMyAdmin

Hatem Hena by Hatem Hena
How to Solve Error #1045 in phpMyAdmin

After installing a local WAMP server and trying to access your phpMyAdmin, you may encounter the error:

#1045 Access Denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES).

This may happen if your root@localhost database user was not granted the necessary rights to access the database. Or if you provided a wrong password.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to solve this error for the WAMP local server using phpMyAdmin.

If you get the #1045 Access Denied... in phpMyAdmin it will look like the image below:


Let's learn how to get rid of it.

Step #1. Open Your MySQL Console


  • Left click your WAMP icon located at the bottom right of your desktop.
  • Click on MySQL Console.

Step #2. Enter the Provided Commands


If you have a password, you can ignore this part.

  • Type in: 
    use MySQL;
  • Press Enter.
  • Set your MySQL password with the following command, replacing "EnterYourPasswordHere" with your new chosen password: 
    UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD("EnterYourPasswordHere") WHERE User="root";
  • Press Enter.
  • Flush the privileges by typing: 
  • Exit by typing: 
  • Press Enter.

Step #3. Edit Your File


Using a text editor, such as Notepad++, open your file.

  • Go to My Computer > C Drive > (Your Local Server Folder, WAMP/MAMP/XAMPP) > APPS > PHPMYADMIN >
  • Find the following line of code: 
    $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = ''; // MySQL password
  • Change the 'password' to the newly chosen password you created in Step #2.
  • Click Save.

Step #4. Access Your phpMyAdmin


  • Go to http://localhost/phpMyAdmin and test your phpMyAdmin access.

Congratulations! You are now able to access your databases.


Category: How To

Comments (1)

Zaid Jaber 2 years ago

Thanks this was so helpfull

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