MySQL password missing

Followed these steps in the FAQ:

“MySQL username and password is saved in ~/.my.cnf file while installing mysql. EasyEngine reads username and password from this file.”

When i tried:

nano ~/.my.cnf

The file was blank. Could that have been erased at some point? Anyway to recover it?


Was getting this whole installation process confused with something else. I know where the username and pass is… 10 o’clock at night… should probably call it quits for now!

I suppose, you have run this command ee stack install
Check MySQL username and password at following locations.
These locations depends on how you run ee stack install i.e by sudo user or root user.

I am using putty as root user and I get the following error:

-bash: /root/.my.cnf: Permission denied

Hi @peter1,

It looks like there is problem with Putty over ssh. Reference:

You can try using SSH via. terminal on any linux terminal for the same.

I am closing this support topic for now. Feel free to create a new support topic if you have any queries further. :slight_smile: