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B.6.2.14 Ignoring user

If you get the following error, it means that when mysqld was started or when it reloaded the grant tables, it found an account in the user table that had an invalid password.

Found wrong password for user 'some_user'@'some_host'; ignoring user

As a result, the account is simply ignored by the permission system.

The following list indicates possible causes of and fixes for this problem:

  • You may be running a new version of mysqld with an old user table. Check whether the Password column of that table is shorter than 16 characters. If so, correct this condition by running mysql_upgrade.

  • The account has an old password (eight characters long). Update the account in the user table to have a new password.

  • You have specified a password in the user table without using the PASSWORD() function. Use mysql to update the account in the user table with a new password, making sure to use the PASSWORD() function:

    mysql> UPDATE user SET Password=PASSWORD('new_password')
        -> WHERE User='some_user' AND Host='some_host';

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