How To Reset The MySQL 5.5 Server root Password

Author: , March 16th, 2022

Had an old server, needed to get root.

For MySQL 5.7: For some other v5.7 nodes, I had admin access via a different user’s login, so all I needed was this:

How To Change the root Password on MacOS High Sierra

Author: , November 28th, 2017

Launch System Preferences Select Users & Groups Select Login Options Select Join next to Network Account Server Select Open Directory Utility Click the lock and enter your password to make changes In the menu bar of Directory Utility, select Change Root Password Create a strong, unique password

How To Use wget with Basic Auth

Author: , June 9th, 2016

If you need to use wget to obtain the contents of a web page, but that page has either Basic or Digest Authentication enabled, use the following syntax to gain access: wget –http-user=yourUserNameHere –http-password=yourSecretPasswordHere ~or~ wget

How To Reset the MySQL root Password

Author: , December 31st, 2013

update mysql.user set password=PASSWORD(‘Your New Password Here’) where user=’root’;

How To Change Your iBank Online Account Password

Author: , November 19th, 2012

Many thanks to my lovely wife Naomi for this excellent tip! iBank doesn’t make it easy to change the password you use for accounts you are downloading transactions from. I couldn’t find it within the options, or anything relevant within their documentation or Help options. It appears that it needs to be done through your […]

How To Undo Safari “Never For This Site” Autofill Setting

Author: , April 7th, 2012

Quit Safari. Open Keychain Access (Applications / Utilities) Select Passwords on the left. Delete the keychain for that site. Relaunch Safari. From the Safari menu bar click Safari / Preferences then select the Autofill tab. Make sure: User names and passwords is selected. Navigate to that site. You should be prompted to save your login […]

How To Change The Root Password In MySQL

Author: , October 26th, 2011

Using mysqladmin on the command line If you have never set a root password for MySQL server, the server does not require a password at all for connecting as root.

To set the root password for the first time, use mysqladmin:

However, if you want to change (or update) a root password, then […]

How To Validate Passwords Using jQuery

Author: , October 19th, 2011

The ability to validate BEFORE a form is submitted greatly reduces end-user frustration by telling the user immediately what the issue is. The jQuery Validation plugin does just that. Here is a link to the plugin’s home page: This is a simple recipe for doing custom password validation: In the html head

In […]

How To Change A Password In WordPress Using The MySQL CLI

Author: , July 29th, 2011

How To Use jEditable With Custom Field Types

Author: , May 15th, 2011

There are many GREAT jQuery plugins out there, written by brilliant people, and freely distributed as open source. I have simply taken a few of them and glued them together: jQuery, jEditable and showPassword. MANY hours were spent putting all these parts together into a cohesive, functional unit, along with adding some enhanced error handling […]