MySQL root-user and password under Plesk Parallels

Plesk changes the root user name to admin and stores the corresponding password in /etc/psa/.psa.shadow. The value inside this file looks really strange – like an encrypted key or hash. But that’s really your password for the admin user! If you’re lazy – like me – you can login as admin like that:

$> mysql -uadmin -p`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow`

 

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