I can’t connect to mysql DB

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Hello, I need to access to mysql DB of my wordpress.
I followed this guideline https://docs.bitnami.com/aws/faq/get-started/access-phpmyadmin/#access-phpmyadmin-on-linux-and-macos 2 and tried to access to mysql with the user “root” and the password received from cat bitnami_application_password but I have this error: mysqli::real_connect(): (HY000/1045): Access denied for user ‘root’@‘localhost’ (using password: YES

Could you please help me with this?

Hi @pedrocabrera,

Can you login manually to MySQL using the same credentials? Can you try?



Hi there, thanks for answer my questions.
I tried but also it doesn’t work.
How can I get the correct user and password? I can connect to my wordpress via SFTP, so the bitnami password works, but I don’t know if I have to use the same password and user name “root”
Could you please help me? I have an error that I need to fix asap.
Thank you.

Hi @pedrocabrera,

I recommend resetting the MySQL credentials. The steps are described here:



Thank you, I have mysql DB no mariaDB. Do you have the same guideline for mySQL?
If I reset the password, should I change also the SFTP password?
Last question: Is there any way I can connect to mysql data base from an IDE? and not from the phpadmin?

Hi @pedrocabrera,

It should also work for MySQL, just replace mariadb with mysql in the commands.

That’s not necessary.


Thanks you for your answer.
Now, I have the user and password. I would like to see the DB in AWS RDS, would that be possible?
I would need to replicate data from my wordpress DB to a different DB that is also in AWS.

Hi @pedrocabrera,

The following guide explains how you can migrate the DB to RDS:



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