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MYSQL 新版出现 Client does not support authentication protocol requested by server时的解决办法zz


A.2.3 Client does not support authentication protocol

MySQL 4.1 and up uses an authentication protocol based on a password hashing algorithm that is incompatible with that used by older clients. If you upgrade the server to 4.1, attempts to connect to it with an older client may fail with the following message:

shell> mysql

Client does not support authentication protocol requested

by server; consider upgrading MySQL client

To solve this problem, you should use one of the following approaches:

Upgrade all client programs to use a 4.1.1 or newer client library.

When connecting to the server with a pre-4.1 client program, use an account that still has a pre-4.1-style password.

Reset the password to pre-4.1 style for each user that needs to use a pre-4.1 client program. This can be done using the SET PASSWORD statement and the OLD_PASSWORD() function:


    -> ‘some_user’@’some_host’ = OLD_PASSWORD(‘newpwd’);

Alternatively, use UPDATE and FLUSH PRIVILEGES:

mysql> UPDATE mysql.user SET Password = OLD_PASSWORD(‘newpwd’)

    -> WHERE Host = ‘some_host’ AND User = ‘some_user’;


Substitute the password you want to use for “newpwd” in the preceding examples. MySQL cannot tell you what the original password was, so you’ll need to pick a new one.

Tell the server to use the older password hashing algorithm:

Start mysqld with the –old-passwords option.

Assign an old-format password to each account that has had its password updated to the longer 4.1 format. You can identify these accounts with the following query:

mysql> SELECT Host, User, Password FROM mysql.user

    -> WHERE LENGTH(Password) > 16;

For each account record displayed by the query, use the Host and User values and assign a password using the OLD_PASSWORD() function and either SET PASSWORD or UPDATE, as described earlier.

For additional background on password hashing and authentication, see section 5.5.9 Password Hashing in MySQL 4.1.


SET PASSWORD FOR 用户名@localhost = OLD_PASSWORD(‘密码’);

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