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A database error has occurred

Postby satoken » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:58 pm

Dear Sir,

When istalling OJS, I got the message:

A database error has occurred: Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: NO)

Any comment would be very appreciated.


A database error has occurred

Postby Erling.Berge@svt.ntnu.no » Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:55 pm

I had the same problem. I found that in installing ojs if I assigned any
other parameter than localhost for host, the ojs installer created an
error message saying that it was impossible to connect to the database (MySQL).
Erling Berge

Postby asmecher » Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:37 am


Please verify that your OJS database has been granted the appropriate permissions. For example:

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CREATE DATABASE myojs2database;
GRANT ALL ON myojs2database TO myusername@myhostname IDENTIFIED BY 'mypassword';

Ensure that the hostname matches the login information given to the OJS installer.

Note that it's generally not a good policy to use root as your database user.

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A database error has occurred (Solved)

Postby satoken » Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:24 pm

Dear Sir,

The "database error has occurred" was solved.

Thank you so much

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