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MySQL Shell 8.0  /  Installing MySQL Shell  /  Starting MySQL Shell

2.4 Starting MySQL Shell

You need an account name and password to establish a session using MySQL Shell. Replace user with your account name.

Open a terminal window (command prompt on Windows) and start MySQL Shell with the following command:

mysqlsh --uri user@localhost

You are prompted to input your password. Note that the maximum password length that is accepted for connecting to MySQL Shell is 128 characters.