Phpmyadmin ERROR: Mysqli_real_connect(): (hy000/1045): Access Denied For User ‘pma’@’localhost’ (using Password: NO)

The error message indicates that the user ‘pma’ is being denied access to connect to the MySQL server via phpMyAdmin without providing a password.

To fix this issue, you can try the following solutions:

  1. Verify the phpMyAdmin configuration file ( and make sure the correct username and password are set.
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['user'] = 'pma';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = 'your_password';

Replace ‘your_password’ with the actual password for the ‘pma’ user.

  1. Check if the ‘pma’ user exists in the MySQL server. If not, you can create it and grant necessary privileges:
CREATE USER 'pma'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your_password';

Replace ‘your_password’ with the desired password.

  1. If you recently changed the password for the ‘pma’ user, make sure to update the password in the phpMyAdmin configuration file.

  2. Restart the MySQL and web server to ensure the changes take effect.

If none of the above solutions work, check if there are any other access restrictions or configuration issues in your MySQL server setup that could be causing the problem.

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