It is strongly recommended that you set a
root password for your MySQL
server, and the MySQL Server Instance Configuration
Wizard requires by default that you do so. If you do not wish to
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 Enable root
access from remote machines option. This decreases
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. For this reason, it is not recommended.