Installing MySQL 5.7+
Install MySQL from the APT repository. Finally, something easy!
sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.7
Remember the password you enter for the
root user as you will need that password to create
the database and grant permissions in the following steps. If
mysql-server was already
installed then the root password is probably blank
<Enter> when prompted for a password).
sudo mysql -u root -e "CREATE DATABASE openboxes default charset utf8;"
Create openboxes db user
sudo mysql -u root -e "CREATE USER 'openboxes'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '<password>'"
Grant permissions to the new database user
sudo mysql -u root -e "GRANT ALL on openboxes.* to openboxes@localhost IDENTIFIED BY '<password>';"
For security reasons, you will want to set a good password. These values should be used in the
dataSource.password configuration properties in
Login into MySQL
$ mysql -u openboxes -p Enter password: <enter password from earlier>
Execute a simple command
mysql> show tables; Empty set (0.00 sec)
Configure MySQL Server
Allow external connections [optional]
If you need to allow external connections to MySQL then you'll need to edit the bind-address mysqld configuration. This is a security risk so please ensure that you set passwords and grant permissions in a way that does not leave you vulnerable to attacks.
# Instead of skip-networking the default is now to listen only on # localhost which is more compatible and is not less secure. #bind-address = 127.0.0.1 bind-address = 0.0.0.0
If you do enable external connections, please remember to change the root password!
sudo service mysql restart