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Subject:   Login to MySQL
Date:   2005-09-09 12:52:55
From:   Norb_Eckert

I cannot log into the database as per your steps on the 2nd page of the article. I have installed MySql with the defaults and unchecked the security piece but I am uncertain what to enter in the field for the MySQL-Front dialog box with the "General", "Connection", and "Login" tabs. Can you be more specific about the data required in the fields located there?



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  • Curt Hibbs photo Login to MySQL
    2005-09-09 15:37:50  Curt Hibbs | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    In the general tab you just make up a name for the database connection. This mostly matters for people who connect to multiple databases. Make something up.

    In the connection tab use Server=localhost, port=3306, connection-type=direct. The fields should have defaulted to this (except, perhaps, the server field).

    In the login tab, use user=root and leave the password empty, unless you assigned a root password when you installed MySQL. Previously, you had to leave the password blank, but Rails now supports the new MySQL authentication scheme so you *can* use a pssword now. If you check the "Save Password" box it won't ask you for the password everytime. Just leave the database field empty.

    That should do it.