The content of the security options portion of the MySQL Server Instance Configuration Wizard will depend on whether this is a new installation, or modifying an existing installation.
Setting the root password for a new installation
It is strongly recommended that you set a
rootpassword for your MySQL server, and the MySQL Server Instance Config Wizard requires by default that you do so. If you do not wish to set a
rootpassword, uncheck the box next to the option.
To set the
rootpassword, enter the desired password into both the and boxes.
Setting the root password for an existing installation
If you are modifying the configuration of an existing configuration, or you are installing an upgrade and the MySQL Server Instance Configuration Wizard has detected an existing MySQL system, then you must enter the existing password for
rootbefore changing the configuration information.
If you want to change the current
rootpassword, enter the desired new password into both the and boxes.
root logins from across the network,
check the box next to the option. This decreases the security
To create an anonymous user account, check the box next to theoption. Creating an anonymous account can decrease server security and cause login and permission difficulties. For this reason, it is not recommended.