May 19

Plesk disables the ‘root’ account when Plesk is installed. To get root privileges please login with the ‘admin’ username. The password is the same as the admin’s password in Plesk.

You can find it in /etc/psa/.psa.shadow.

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2 Responses to “Plesk: What is the root password for MySQL?”

  1. 1. David Says:

    Cheers Mugurel, this solved my problem and saved me a lot of time. Thanks.

  2. 2. mrsw Says:

    unbelievable this is not answered anywhere else and I was about to reset the whole thing when I stumbled on your post. Thanks a lot !

    Weird however, my plesk’s root password hasn’t been the same for a while. I guess mysqld was setup with the old one and I changed it at some point. Still, I’m surprised this file still contains the old password !

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