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Change MySQL root Password

mysqladmin is a command to change ROOT password

To setup root password for first time, use mysqladmin command at shell prompt as follows:

# mysqladmin -u root password NEWPASSWORD

if you want to change (or update) a root password, then you need to use following command

# mysqladmin -u root -p’oldpassword’ password newpass

For example, If old password is Redhat, and set new password to Redhat@123, enter:

# mysqladmin -u root -p'Redhat' password 'Redhat@123'

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