While changing the password, I got the error: ERROR 1819 (HY000): Your password does not satisfy the current policy requirements Follow below tutorial to change password policy level for MySQL. Alternatively, you can also use this tutorial to remove the password policy plugin.

Change MySQL Password Policy

To change the default password policy level, we can change the settings at runtime using the command line or in the config file (my.cnf/mysqld.cnf) permanently. Login to MySQL command prompt and execute the below query to view current settings of validate_password.

The default level is MEDIUM, we can change it to LOW by using the below query. The LOW level required only password’s length to min 8 characters.

To make this setting permanent edit MySQL configuration (my.cnf) file and add below settings. Save the file and restart the MySQL service to apply changes.