It is strongly recommended that you set a
root password for your MySQL
server, and the MySQL Configuration Wizard requires
by default that you do so. If you do not wish to set a
root password, uncheck the box next to the
Modify Security Settings option.
To set the
root password, enter the desired
password into both the New root
password and Confirm
boxes. If you are reconfiguring an existing server, you need
to enter the existing
root password into
the Current root password box.
root logins from across the
network, check the box next to the Root may only
connect from localhost option. This increases
the security of your
To create an anonymous user account, check the box next to the Create An Anonymous Account option. Creating an anonymous account can decrease server security and cause login and permission difficulties and is not recommended.