Mysql5.7.18.1 Error 1054 (42S22): Unknown Column’password’ In’field List’ When Changing User Password

This intention is to modify a user’s password, the command found on the Internet is as follows

mysql> update user set password=password(“new password”) where user=”username”;

ERROR 1054(42S22) Unknown column’password’ in’field list’ is reported after execution

The reason for the error is that there is no password field in the mysql database under version 5.7, and the password field is changed to authentication_string

So please use the following command:

>mysql -u root -p
Enter password: ********
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mysql> use mysql;
Database changed
mysql > select User from user; #here is the query user command
| User      |
| ******* |
| mysql.sys |
| root      |
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql > update user set password=password( " ******* " ) where user = " ******* " ; #Modify password error
ERROR 1054 (42S22): Unknown column 'password' in 'field list'
mysql> update mysql.user set authentication_string=password('*******') where user='*******';  #修改密码成功
Query OK, 1 row affected, 1 warning (0.00 sec)
Rows matched: 1  Changed: 1  Warnings: 1

mysql > flush privileges; #effective immediately
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> quit

n >mysql -u *******- p #Log in as this user successfully.
Enter password: ********

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