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Help Center> Relational Database Service> User Guide> Working with RDS for MySQL> Data Security> Resetting the Administrator Password to Restore Root Access
Updated at: Apr 02, 2022 GMT+08:00

Resetting the Administrator Password to Restore Root Access

Scenarios

You can reset the administrator password of a primary instance.

If you forget the password of the administrator account root, you can reset the password.

Precautions

  • If you have changed the administrator password of the primary DB instance, the administrator passwords of the standby DB instance and read replicas (if any) will also be changed.
  • The time required for the new password to take effect depends on the amount of service data currently being processed by the primary DB instance.
  • To protect against brute force hacking attempts and ensure system security, change your password periodically.

Method 1

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner and select a region and a project.
  3. Click in the upper left corner of the page and choose Database > Relational Database Service. The RDS console is displayed.
  4. On the Instance Management page, locate the target DB instance and choose More > Reset Password in the Operation column.
  5. If you have enabled operation protection, click Send Code in the displayed Identity Verification dialog box and enter the obtained verification code. Then, click OK.

    Two-factor authentication improves the security of your account and cloud product. For details about how to enable operation protection, see the Identity and Access Management User Guide.

  6. Enter and confirm the new password.

    Figure 1 Resetting the administrator password

    Keep this password secure. The system cannot retrieve it.

    The new password must consist of 8 to 32 characters and contain at least three types of the following characters: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, and special characters (~!@$#%^*-_=+?,()&). Enter a strong password and periodically change it for security reasons.
    • To submit the new password, click OK.
    • To cancel the reset operation, click Cancel.

Method 2

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner and select a region and a project.
  3. Click in the upper left corner of the page and choose Database > Relational Database Service. The RDS console is displayed.
  4. On the Instance Management page, click the target DB instance.
  5. In the DB Information area on the Basic Information page, click Reset Password in the Administrator field.
  6. If you have enabled operation protection, click Send Code in the displayed Identity Verification dialog box and enter the obtained verification code. Then, click OK.

    Two-factor authentication improves the security of your account and cloud product. For details about how to enable operation protection, see the Identity and Access Management User Guide.

  7. Enter and confirm the new password.

    Figure 2 Resetting the administrator password

    Keep this password secure. The system cannot retrieve it.

    The new password must consist of 8 to 32 characters and contain at least three types of the following characters: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, and special characters (~!@$#%^*-_=+?,()&). Enter a strong password and periodically change it for security reasons.
    • To submit the new password, click OK.
    • To cancel the reset operation, click Cancel.

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