Can I remove /etc/mysql/conf.d/my.cnf


#1

I don’t feel comfortable to put plain text database password on a file.

Is it safe to remove the password in the following file and won’t affect other EasyEngine functions? /etc/mysql/conf.d/my.cnf

If not, what functions would be affected?

If this is not recommended way, how to change the path of my.conf file above to other customized path?


#2

If you remove the password from this file it won’t be able to create and install WP sites automatically anymore.

No big deal, uh?


#3

Can we change the path of this file?


#4

No, AFAIK.


#5

This might be a bit late but having a plaintext password is not really a security risk as long as you have the right file permisions on the file so as to prevent unauthorised access. If you have the right permisions on that file and a person gains access then the password in that file would be the least of your problems


#6