MySQL 138

This error occurs when a user attempts to set a password that is not a 41-digit hexadecimal number. MySQL 138 is a warning that the password is not valid and must be changed to a 41-digit hexadecimal number in order to be accepted.

How It Affects Your App

The impact of MySQL 138 Password hash should be a 41-digit hexadecimal number on the application is that the application will not be able to authenticate users. This will prevent users from logging in and accessing the application. Furthermore, it will also prevent users from creating new accounts, as the application will not be able to generate the necessary password hash. This will lead to a decrease in user engagement and usage of the application.

How To Fix

1. This command will show the current value of the max_connect_errors variable.

SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'max_connect_errors';

2. This command will set the max_connect_errors variable to a higher value.

 SET GLOBAL max_connect_errors=10000;

3. This command will flush the privileges so that the new value of the max_connect_errors variable is applied.


4. This command will show the new value of the max_connect_errors variable.5. Use an automated database observability tool to monitor and fix the MySQL 138 in question.

SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'max_connect_errors';

Automated database observability tools can help identify and diagnose issues quickly, as well as provide insights into the performance of the database. They can also provide alerts when certain thresholds are exceeded, allowing for quick resolution of any issues.

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