I downloaded the ff: Mysql Workbench, Mysql Community Server and Xampp (latest).
I found out that recent xampp version is no longer using MySQL as database server instead it uses MariaDB. Apparently, MySQL workbench is not compatible with MariaDB.
There was a suggestion in previous forum to turnoff MariaDB and turn on MySQL Server on and it will automatically connect to xampp localhost. Which it did not, rather it shows an error message.
Please advise what files needs to be configured to connect my xampp localhost and my manage server control user to mysql database server in OS X (macbook pro).