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  • This FAQ only applies to DoIT's StudentDB MySQL/MariaDB server. If you're connecting to another server, see your professor for the appropriate instructions.

Connecting to StudentDB-Maria

From GL

From a command line shell to linux.gl.umbc.edu:

  1. Type the following command, where $USER is replaced with your myUMBC username in lowercase:

    mysql -h studentdb-maria.gl -u '$USER' -p

    Your username is the first part of your email address, not your campus ID (e.g. AB12345).

  2. Enter your assigned MariaDB password at the prompt.

    If you are logging in for the first time, your default password is your username. You are advised to change your password after logging in for the first time.

From a web browser (phpMyAdmin)

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to http://mysql-admin.umbc.edu/
  2. Enter your MariaDB username and password and make sure to select studentdb-maria.gl.umbc.edu from the Server Choice drop down menu.
    Note: if you are logging in for the first time, your default password is your username. You are advised to change your password after logging in for the first time.

Changing your SQL password 

From GL

From a command line shell to linux.gl.umbc.edu:

  1. Connect to MariaDB (see Connecting to StudentDB-Maria > From GL)
  2. Type the following command, where $PASSWORD is replaced with the password you'd like to use:

    Set Password
    SET PASSWORD = PASSWORD('$PASSWORD');

From a web browser (phpMyAdmin)

From phpMyAdmin:

  1. Click the 'SQL' tab.
  2. Type the following command, where $PASSWORD is replaced with the password you'd like to use, and hit Go:

    Set Password
    SET PASSWORD = PASSWORD('$PASSWORD');
  3. Then Click 'Go' to reset your password




Requesting a Password Reset / I forgot my password

If you have forgotten your password, please submit an RT Ticket with the following information and someone will assist you:

  • Username
  • The server you are trying to connect to / what commands you are using to connect.
  • Which class you are in

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