How to Reset MySQL >= 5.7.6 Password

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  1. Login to the MySQL Server Host.
  2. # service mysql stop
  3. Start MySQL with skip grant table
    # mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables &
  4. Login to MySQL as root (without password)
    # mysql -u root
  5. Let say we want to reset root password to ‘jangkrik‘, then we do:
    mysql> flush privileges;
    mysql> ALTER USER ‘root’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘jangkrik‘;
    mysql> flush privileges;
    mysql> quit;
  6. Check if the root password is set correctly (password: jangkrik)
    # mysql -u root -p
  7. If all working as intended, Then shutdown MySQL
    # mysqladmin shutdown -p
  8. Start MySQL daemon normally
    # service mysql start
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