"SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied for user" - caused by characters in the password

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I tried to do a fresh install of concrete5 on my web host. Each time I tried, I would get this error:
SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied for user 'superfunbox_admin'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

To see if it was a configuration issue, I installed with Softaculous to get a working database.php file. Nothing about the settings were special, except for the Softaculous generated MySQL password. The password was not very complex and had no special characters.

I decided to change the MySQL password to something less complex. The less complex password allowed me to install properly.

The password I was using for MySQL was:

The password I changed it to that worked:

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Helixx replied on at Permalink Reply
THANK YOU! My first post on my first day of C5 and this fixed the issue. Great first impression of the community!