Installing and Configuring MySQL

Dec. 15, 2021, 2:37 p.m.

This article is more of a cheat-sheet for myself, and less of a public facing post, but hopefully it can help someone else out.

Install and Start MySQL

Install MySQL using Homebrew: brew install mysql

If MySQL has not been added to the system path, run the following: export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/mysql/bin

Create a User, Privileges and Password

Login to mysql as root: mysql -u root

Create user: mysql> CREATE USER 'username'@'localhost';

Grant all privileges: mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'username'@'localhost';

Run the following:

mysql> USE mysql; 
mysql> UPDATE user SET authentication_string='password' WHERE User='username'; 
mysql> quit; 

Alternatively (as of version 8.0.15), the password can be updated:

mysql> USE mysql; 
mysql> ALTER USER 'username'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; 
mysql> quit;

You now should be good to create a local database connection for the newly created username.

Create Database

mysql> CREATE DATABASE databasename;

Delete Database

mysql> DROP DATABASE databasename;