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Adding a MySQL database to your site

Once your web site has been created, you have the option of adding a MySQL database to your site. Note that only the site owner can add MySQL.

  1. Log into myHumboldt
  2. Select Account Settings
  3. Select Requests tab
  4. Select Request Access tab
  5. Click once in the box to Include self
  6. Section 2 - Select resources and permissions
    1. System - select Official website
    2. Request - select Create MySQL accounts
    3. Place a checkmark next to MySQL Account - Prod
    4. Select Website name MySQL and choose your website name from the dropdown list
    5. Click Continue
  7. Place a checkmark next to MySQL - Dev Server
  8. Select Website name MySQL and choose your website name from the dropdown list
  9. Click Continue
  10. Click Continue again
  11. Section 3 - specify the access period if needed.
  12. Section 4 - click Submit Request button

To set your MySQL password

  1. Log into myHumboldt
  2. Select Account Settings
  3. Select the My Accounts tab
  4. Click once in the box to select MySQL
  5. Type in your New Password
    NOTE: Your password must follow HSU's password rules. You will need to enter this password again in the Re-type Password text box.
  6. Click Reset password

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not make any file that contains a password to a database, such as a config file, "world readable".

Accessing your MySQL account

To access your MySQL account in order to create tables and other onscreen data displays for your website, use PHPMyAdmin(MySQL login credentials required). To reference your MySQL account in config files, use the host name hsuweb-mysql.humboldt.edu.

 

A note on Content Management Systems

HSU has adopted Drupal as the campus-wide content management system. Drupal is centrally managed, and patched and updated at regular intervals so, for security reasons, please do not install any other content management system on the Central or User Web Servers. Any account that is found to be using another content management system will be immediately shut down.