I understand that I need to log in to wamp server in order to create a database. My problem is that the phpmyadmin page opens without asking me to log in. So, I presume that I am not logged in. If so, I do not know how to log out. I know this is so basic but I am stuck here. Thanks for any advice.


4 Answers 4


The default username is "root" default password is '' (empty/blank).

if u want to know the password go to wamp installation path\apps\ for example C:\wamp\apps\phpmyadmin2.10.1 in this path u can fine the file named 'config.inc.php' open that file with any text editor and search for $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] the password had been stored in this variable.

Also check out https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4420894/wamp-server-mysql-user-id-and-password

  • Thanks but I know the username and password but I do not get anywhere to use it. There is no link to log out. It does not ask to log in. Where can I log in or out? Chaski
    – user3159862
    Jan 4, 2014 at 9:29
  • Try opening the index.php file e.g.: localhost/phpMyAdmin-3.5.8-english/index.php
    – KarlosFontana
    Jan 4, 2014 at 9:53
  • if you are presumably logged in, then click on "Databases" tab inside phpMyAdmin, then type in a name for your database and click "Create".
    – KarlosFontana
    Jan 4, 2014 at 9:56
  • Login without a password is forbidden by configuration (see AllowNoPassword) Aug 10, 2020 at 20:55

Just go to Wamp Directory on your window and check phpmyadmin in apps folder inside wamp.


Open config.inc.php and go on line 28.

Just put new password or remove it as per your need:

/* Authentication type */

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['verbose'] = 'mysql wampserver';
//$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'cookie';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'config';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['user'] = 'root';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = '';

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    – Hastur
    Jul 11, 2016 at 14:28

If you don't set username and password for wamp server it never asked for it.


What I can also recommend is downloading the latest phpMyAdmin from http://www.phpmyadmin.net.
Then unzip the folder to C:\wamp\phpMyAdmin-4.1.3-all-languages
Then launch

   now it should only ask you for username (root) and password (blank/none/empty)
  • I was given the option to log on again after no activity for a certain period of time. I also copied these files as you suggested and now that problem is solved. Thanks for your help. Chaski
    – user3159862
    Jan 4, 2014 at 11:39
  • Pleasure! please mark my answer as answered :-)
    – KarlosFontana
    Jan 4, 2014 at 13:32