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MySQL password problems

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Avatar codingJoe 1 post

I’ve never used bitnami and I just installed the django stack on amazon EC2 for the first time.

Its great that the mysql and django apps are already setup. The Problem is there seem to be defualt passwords set and I can’t figure them out. I have no idea where they are defined. Is this documented somewhere?

What are the default passwords? and where are they defined?

root@ip-10-204-XX-XXX:/opt/bitnami/mysql# mysqladmin -u root password myPassword

/opt/bitnami/mysql/bin/mysqladmin.bin: connect to server at ‘localhost’ failed
error: ‘Access denied for user ’root’@’localhost’ (using password: NO)’


Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)


The default password is “bitnami”:

mysql -u root -p

You can change the password using the following command:

/opt/bitnami/mysql/bin/mysqladmin -p -u root password

You can find more info at