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Can not connect to remote server without manual modification in codebase #14065

mirzazeyrek opened this Issue Mar 7, 2018 · 3 comments


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mirzazeyrek commented Mar 7, 2018

Steps to reproduce

  1. Install phpmyadmin via latest file on a server without mysql-server and mysql-client package installations -> /var/www/html/

  2. Create a points a remote host:

 * Generated configuration file
 * Generated by: phpMyAdmin 4.7.9 setup script
 * Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:09:19 +0000
/* Servers configuration */
$i = 0;

/* Server: dev-staging [1] */
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['verbose'] = 'dev-staging';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = '';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['port'] = '3306';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['connect_type'] = 'tcp';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['extension'] = 'mysqli';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['compress'] = true;
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'config';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['user'] = 'dev_user';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = 'yourpass';

/* End of servers configuration */
$cfg['Server']['user'] = 'dev_user'
$cfg['Server']['password'] = 'yourpass';
$cfg['Server']['host'] = '';
$cfg['Server']['controlhost'] = '';

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword'] = false;
$cfg['ServerDefault'] = 1;
$cfg['blowfish_secret'] = 'z{<F1!k=CjIVTpg)^wJq;StO?sL{F-^E';
$cfg['DefaultLang'] = 'en';
$cfg['ServerDefault'] = 1;
$cfg['UploadDir'] = '';
$cfg['SaveDir'] = '';
$cfg['connect_type'] = 'tcp';
  1. Go to and try to login with remote mysql user and pass.

Expected behaviour

Login should work.

Actual behaviour

Getting an mysql socket error. But it works without any issues after adding this line $cfg['Server']['host'] = ''; into getConnectionParams method in libraries/DatabaseInterface.php file.


Server configuration

Operating system: Ubuntu

Web server: nginx

Database: mysql

PHP version: 7.2

phpMyAdmin version: latest stable

Client configuration

Browser: chrome

Operating system: mac os high sierra


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nijel commented Mar 9, 2018

Are you sure the configuration you've posted here is actually used? The auth_type = config should not ask for credentials, your setup rather uses cookie auth, what might indicate that your configuration is not being used...

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mirzazeyrek commented Mar 9, 2018

🤦‍♂️ yes turns out it was a permission issue. Previously www-data:user was working for wp installation on the same server but looks like user:user must be used for phpmyadmin installation 🤔

after you mentioned auth type config setting, finally realized blowfish notification even it's already set in config file .

thank you for pointing out right direction @nijel

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