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I recently installed the latest version of MySQL Server.

I initialized it with --initialize-insecure so I have a "root" user with no password set.

The server is running, with the command mysqld --console I am able to start it.

I can connect to it through MySQL workbench just fine, port 3306, user "root", password not set

However if I try to use DBForge v7.2.34 the connection is refused, how can I solve this or at least debug the problem?

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After hours of research I figured out that it was a problem of user authentication, I had only a user 'root@localhost'. Turns out I needed an user 'root'@'127.0.0.1'

After all of that, I discovered my version of DBforge does not support MySQL server v8.0

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