can’t login as mysql user root from normal user account in ubuntu 16.04

1 – First, connect in sudo mysql

sudo mysql -u root

2 – Check your accounts present in your db

SELECT User,Host FROM mysql.user;
+------------------+-----------+
| User             | Host      |
+------------------+-----------+
| admin            | localhost |
| debian-sys-maint | localhost |
| magento_user     | localhost |
| mysql.sys        | localhost |
| root             | localhost |

3 – Delete current root@localhost account

mysql> DROP USER 'root'@'localhost';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0,00 sec)

4 – Recreate your user

mysql> CREATE USER 'root'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY '';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0,00 sec)

5 – Give permissions to your user (don’t forget to flush privileges)

mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'root'@'%';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0,00 sec)

mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0,01 sec)

6 – Exit mysql and try to reconnect without sudo

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