try to get phpmyadmin to work

Lonnie Olson lists at
Fri Apr 24 13:07:01 MDT 2009

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 12:54 PM, Doran L. Barton <fozz at> wrote:
> This whole connecting-to-your-database-as-root business always makes me
> skittish. PostgreSQL FTW!

Doran is right about being skittish about
connecting-to-your-database-as-root.  However, that is completely
unrelated to using PostgreSQL vs MySQL.  No applications should ever
connect as root.  root should only be used to manage

He may also be right about the being skittish about the Oracle buyout
too.  I know I am worried.  :(

Back to phpmyadmin.  Don't put the root password in the config file!
Eeek!  Bad touch, bad, bad.
Either create a new user with just enough permissions to accomplish
your goals, or at the very least leave phpmyadmin to prompt you for
user and password information.  Or bettter, do both.  Use a new user
that you enter every time you connect with phpmyadmin.


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