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Can't connect to MySQL with a password starting with $

Discussion in 'Installation / Upgrade Questions' started by Prosequimur, Nov 6, 2011.

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  1. Hi, I am installing EPC on my server and when I enter the database details I get the error "Access Denied". All the details are definitely correct but I think that the fact that my database password starts with the string character '$' is causing problems - this is indicated by the fact that upon receiving the error, all the fields are prepopulated with the correct details EXCEPT the password field, which has been reduced to simply '$' rather than '$mypassword'.

    I can create a new user for the DB but I'd prefer to use the one I already have. I can't easily change the password because other scripts are also using the same user. Any thoughts?
  2. Brian

    Brian EPC Developer Staff Member

    Try manually editing the config.inc.php file and enter the mySQL password with the $ there and upload the changes back to your server.

    Let me know if this helps.
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