Error message: Access denied for user "username"@"hostname" (Using password: YES) (1045)

This error occurs when

  • a MySQL server gets an incorrect password for the username specified, or
  • the correct password is provided, but the user hasn't been granted access from the specific client host.

This is a common error, as MySQL access is restricted by client host combined with the username & password credentials, and access has to be specifically granted as detailed in the MySQL documentation.

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