What is the default MySQL password for root in MAMP?

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It’s root.

This is not the same on a vanilla MySQL install where the root user is not secured by a password by default – however under MAMP it is.

So on a fresh MySQL install the credentials are

User: root
Password: (nothing)

Under MAMP (and presumably MAMP Pro) they are

User: root
Password: root

Now we know – thank you Aral 😉





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