I would like to change the password for my sql server but I got the access denied message from Magento once I changed the password. So how can I change the setting in Magento to reflect the password change? Thanks.

2 Answers 2


In order ,to change MySQL password of a Magento system,you need go Magento main configuration file local.xml at yourMagentodir>app/etc/

Open local.xml and here your find below setting


just change YOUR_DB_PASSWORD to your password

Under CDATA[] ,you need to put password

  • Thanks for your promt reply. I have amended the password in the local.xml file but still unable to access Magento. Here's what I got for my first line of error message: #0 /home/content/63/9549963/html/lib/Zend/Db/Adapter/Pdo/Mysql.php(109): Zend_Db_Adapter_Pdo_Abstract->_connect()
    – sc364
    Aug 15, 2014 at 12:19
  • 2
    I think you should clear the cache and recompile (if using compiler)
    – Eli Y
    Aug 15, 2014 at 13:05
  • you may also have a look on this post siteground.com/kb/how_to_reset_admin_password_in_magento Apr 20, 2016 at 7:05

I also have this issue.Errors are showing

#0 /home2/cheredes/public_html/lib/Zend/Controller/Response/Abstract.php(115): Zend_Controller_Response_Abstract->canSendHeaders(true)
#1 /home2/cheredes/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/App.php(1246): Zend_Controller_Response_Abstract->setHeader('Content-Type', 'text/html; char...')
#2 /home2/cheredes/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Front.php(80): Mage_Core_Model_App->getResponse()
#3/home2/cheredes/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Router/Standard.php(202): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Front->getResponse()
#4 /home2/cheredes/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Front.php(172): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Router_Standard->match(Object(Mage_Core_Controller_Request_Http))
#5 /home2/cheredes/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/App.php(354): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Front->dispatch()
#6 /home2/cheredes/public_html/app/Mage.php(684): Mage_Core_Model_App->run(Array)
#7 /home2/cheredes/public_html/index.php(86): Mage::run('', 'store')
#8 {main}
  • how to resolve this issue ? Jun 4, 2020 at 10:46

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.