I have installed Craft with Composer and have run the set up command.

When I type in my database name I always get the error:

Testing database credentials... failed: SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)

I have tried with a Mamp Pro server set up (restarted as per another post) and with a different username (I can't seem to set a password in terminal during the setup?). Any ideas how I can get past this final hurdle?

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Have you tried to enter the database information in your .env file?

Your password is usually "root" in a MAMP environment.


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