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Mysql Warning Using a Password on The Command Line Interface Can be Insecure

MySQL-Warning
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Written by Santosh Prasad

If you are using command line interface to access your Mysql server and getting “Mysql Warning Using a Password on The Command Line Interface Can be Insecure”. You can resolve this warning by specifying it in the file using the utility mysql_config_editor.

In this article I will show you how to resolve this issue.

Follow the below command to set the credentials using the following command:

mysql_config_editor set --login-path=local --host=localhost --user=username --password

You can run the below command as:

mysql --login-path=local -e "statement"

Instead of:

mysql -u username -p pass -e "statement"

Alternately for older version is to use –defaults-extra-file option.

Create my.cnf file with credentials:

# vim .my.cnf
[mysql]
host = hostname
user = username
password = password

Save and close file. Now run the mysql command with specifying the my.cnf file. For example:

mysql --defaults-extra-file=/path_to/my.cnf
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