How Tos > Change the password of the MySQL root user

  1. Open the Mac OS Terminal Application located in your /Applications/Utilities directory.
  2. Enter the following command line:
    /Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysqladmin -u root -p password [NewPassword]
  3. Replace [NewPassword] with your new password.
  4. Please bear in mind that you also have to change the phpMyAdmin configuration and probably your own PHP scripts to use the newly created MySQL password. For changing the phpMyAdmin configuration edit the following file and update the password.
    /Applications/MAMP/bin/phpMyAdmin/config.inc.php