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This article will show you the steps to run MySQL 8.0 in your macOS development environment with mysqlnativepassword rather than cachingsha2password.NOTE. This article focuses primarily on. In this article we look at the installation of MySQL Workbench 8 on a macOS system. MySQL Workbench is a Desktop application that enables Developers and Database Administrators to perform SQL server administration, development, design, as well as maintenance from a single integrated development environment.

  • Supported Platforms: MySQL Database. MySQL supports deployment in virtualized environments, subject to Oracle KM Note 249212.1. For further details, please contact the MySQL Sales Team.
  • At the time of writing this User Tip, the current version is 8.0.25. By the time you read this, there may be a newer version to use instead. Open the archive mysql-8.0.25-macos11-x8664.dmg.
  • I had a very hard time in fixing this issue on MAC Sierra, 10.12.6, MySql version 5.7.17. Following steps worked for me: Open a Terminal window, use the command below to stop mysql if it's already running.
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I finally switched to using Docker for local development on macOS. While the following tutorial works for macOS Catalina, it has limitations. I recommend following my latest tutorial on installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP on macOS using Docker.

Note: This post is for new installations. If you have installed Apache, PHP, and MySQL for Mac OS Mojave, read my post on Updating Apache, PHP, and MySQL for macOS Catalina.

I am aware of the web server software available for macOS, notably MAMP, as well as package managers like brew. These get you started quickly. But they forego the learning experience and, as most developers report, can become difficult to manage.

macOS runs atop UNIX. Most UNIX software installs easily on macOS. In Additional, Apache and PHP come preinstalled with macOS. So to create a local web server, all you need to do is configure Apache and install MySQL.

Running Commands

First, open the Terminal app and switch to the root user so you can run the commands in this post without any permission issues:

Enable Apache on macOS

Verify It works! by accessing http://localhost

Enable PHP for Apache

First, make a backup of the default Apache configuration. This is good practice and serves as a comparison against future versions of macOS.

Now edit the Apache configuration. Feel free to use a different editor if you are not familiar with vi.

Uncomment the following line (remove #):

Restart Apache:

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You can verify PHP is enabled by creating a phpinfo() page in your DocumentRoot.

The default DocumentRoot for macOS Catalina is /Library/WebServer/Documents. You can verify this from your Apache configuration.

Now create the phpinfo() page in your DocumentRoot:

Verify PHP by accessing http://localhost/phpinfo.php

Install MySQL on macOS Catalina

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Download and install the latest MySQL generally available release DMG for macOS. MySQL 8 is the latest version. But older versions are available if you need to support older applications.

When the install completes it will provide you with a temporary password. Copy this password before closing the installer. You will use it again in a few steps.

The README suggests creating aliases for mysql and mysqladmin. However there are other commands that are helpful such as mysqldump. Instead, you can update your path to include /usr/local/mysql/bin.

Note: You will need to open a new Terminal window or run the command above for your path to update.

Finally, you should run mysql_secure_installation. While this isn't necessary, it's good practice to secure your database. This is also where you can change that nasty temporary password to something more manageable for local development.

Connect PHP and MySQL

You need to ensure PHP and MySQL can communicate with one another. There are several options to do so. I like the following as it doesn't require changing lots of configuration:

Additional Configuration (optional)

The default configuration for Apache 2.4 on macOS seemed pretty lean. For example, common modules like mod_rewrite were disabled. You may consider enabling this now to avoid forgetting they are disabled in the future.

I edited my Apache Configuration:

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I uncommented the following lines (remove #):

If you develop multiple projects and would like each to have a unique url, you can configure Apache VirtualHosts for macOS.

If you would like to install PHPMyAdmin, return to my original post on installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL on macOS.

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