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python-mysqlHow do I use Python to authenticate MySQL on Windows?

Using Python to authenticate MySQL on Windows is simple and straightforward. To get started, you'll need to install the MySQL Connector/Python package. Once installed, you can use the following example code to connect to a MySQL database:

import mysql.connector

mydb = mysql.connector.connect(


The output of the above code should be a MySQL connection object.

The code consists of the following parts:

  1. import mysql.connector: This imports the MySQL Connector/Python package.
  2. mydb = mysql.connector.connect(...): This creates a connection object to the MySQL database.
  3. host="localhost": This specifies the hostname of the MySQL server.
  4. user="yourusername": This specifies the username used to authenticate with the MySQL server.
  5. passwd="yourpassword": This specifies the password used to authenticate with the MySQL server.
  6. print(mydb): This prints the connection object to the console.

For more information, please see the MySQL Connector/Python documentation.

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