Dept. MySQL Server
The CS Dept has a MySQL server available. Point your MySQL client to mysql.cs.jhu.edu
You will need a CS MySQL account for access.
Once you have your CS Department MySQL account, you can connect to the server with:
mysql -u your-mysql-username -p -h mysql.cs.jhu.edu
You will be prompted for your MySQL password.
Changing Your MySQL Password
MySQL passwords are separate from the passwords for our Linux clients; changing your Linux password will not change your MySQL password (and vice versa).
To change your MySQL password, connect to mysql.cs.jhu.edu with a MySQL client, and run the following command:
SET PASSWORD = PASSWORD('your-new-password');
Replace your-new-password with what you want your password to be.
Please be aware that many MySQL clients keep a record of SQL queries. You should clear that record to keep your MySQL password safe. On Linux systems, the command line MySQL client keeps its statement log in ~/.mysql_history; we recommend removing that file after changing your MySQL password. Other clients may store their history in other places.