Turns out you can’t use the
root user in 5.7 anymore without becoming a sudoer. That means you can’t just run
mysql -u root anymore and have to do
sudo mysql -u root instead.
That also means that it will no longer work if you’re using the
root user in a GUI (or supposedly any non-command line application). To make it work you’ll have to create a new user with the required privileges and use that instead.
Login to MySQL sudo mysql -p -u root
then enter the password entered during mysql installation. CREATE USER CREATE USER ‘admin’@’%’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘your_password’; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO ‘admin’@’%’ WITH GRANT OPTION;