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Is there any specific reason why we can't login to phpMyAdmin automatically? I come from the world of CPanel and I think I miss it. Or at least, why not use the main account with access to all databases so that we don't have to login/logout/login ... when we want to see another database? Otherwise, this could force people to use easy passwords and/or re-use passwords.

I know I could use SSH tunnel, and then use database management applications locally; but that is still a lot of work (which is a bit of a distraction)? And, what if, for e.g., I wanted to check something quickly away from home?

How are others dealing with this?

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asked 20 Sep '12, 16:05

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Is there any specific reason why we can't login to phpMyAdmin automatically? I come from the world of CPanel and I think I miss it. Or at least, why not use the main account with access to all databases so that we don't have to login/logout/login ... when we want to see another database? Otherwise, this could force people to use easy passwords and/or re-use passwords

Regarding automatic logins, the simple answer is that it's simply not something we've considered doing.

We'll be rolling out some new control panel features related to databases in the coming months - automatic phpMyAdmin logins are not planned as a part of that, but I'll open an internal ticket to have our development and sysadmin teams look into it.

How are others dealing with this?

I personally deal with it by using strong passwords with a secure password manager + browser extensions (eg, 1Password or LastPass).

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answered 21 Sep '12, 10:52

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