Can anyone confirm that phpMyAdmin AllowNoPassword works with MySQL databases?

I have a version of phpMyAdmin located on my local Apache server.

I am trying to login without a password however phpMyAdmin keeps throwing the warning:

Login without a password is forbidden by configuration (see AllowNoPassword)

However in my config.php file for phpMyAdmin I have set:

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword'] = TRUE;

So I don’t know why the message is still appearing.


  1. Copy to

    In most cases you will find the config file

    • on linux: /etc/phpmyadmin/
    • on mac: /Library/WebServer/Documents/phpmyadmin/
  2. If you are trying to log in as root, you should have the following lines in your config:

    $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘user’] = ‘root’;
    $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘AllowNoPassword’] = true;

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