Reinstalled MAMP last week because the version I was using didn’t have PHP 5.3 which I needed for a project I’m working on. Had to do some Googling to find the default password for MySQL and how to change.
First, the default username is
root and password is also
To update to a password other than root, drop to the terminal and enter this.
/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysqladmin -u root -p root NEWPASSWORD
Replace NEWPASSWORD with your new password and you’re done.