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Given the date on the Stack Overflow post that saved me this is probably old hat for most of you, but it looks like the MySQL configuration provided by Ubuntu 18’s default apt-get repositories defaults to using “the auth_socket plugin”, which links your MySQL logins with your actual system login. Gave me a bit of the get off my lawn once I figured out what was going on.

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Originally Posted: 3rd June 2018