Karlson's right in the sane world outside of Plesk... in Plesk by default mysql
root is renamed to
It's supposed to sync passwords with your admin password, but life is never that simple. Try:
mysql -uadmin -p `cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow`
(a cheat's way of logging in, the .psa.shadow bit gets whatever the mysql password is and uses it. Go security!)
If that gives you a 1045 error, go down to the bit about that on this page. If it works and logs you in...
- You can find the Plesk mysql password which it used, unencypted, by opening that
- You can see your Plesk admin password unencrypted on screen with
/usr/local/psa/bin/admin --show-password (go security!). In theory my understanding is that the two passwords should be the same... getting them to actually sync is a separate issue.