Post by rgoodenough » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:15 am


Without thinking, I changed the MySQL database password for my opencart install on my website - so then it obviously wouldn't start.

However, I've now also changed the password in the config.php files (in the main directory and in /admin) - but it still won't start. Have I missed something?

The error starts ....

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user ....

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Post by Moogle Stiltzkin » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:07 pm

did you find out how ? cause i need to know too.

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Post by rempong » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:17 am

The only place DB password saved in opencart instalation is config.php and admin/config.php

Please make sure you have correct database user / password

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Post by butte » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:20 pm

Actually, via phpMyAdmin (and other means) you can retrieve database credentials from inside .sql itself, and if you have access to execute server commands (to operating system and related software) you can throw your own weight as root, but, yes, generally keep track of your user/pass credentials.

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