Unable to connect to MySQL 8 from Python 3.8

Issue

I am using the following guidelines to connect to MySql8 from my Python code

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-python/en/connector-python-example-connecting.html

When I enter my connection details, I get the following error:

mysql.connector.errors.NotSupportedError: Authentication plugin 'caching_sha2_password' is not supported

I do not know what the issue could be? The link clearly does not talk about any security or the "Authentication plugin".

Would appreciate any help possible

Many Thanks

Solution

Sorted!! I just had to provide the mysql driver to Python. Adding to PyCharm or the any IDE is not a solution per se.

This is what I had to do:

https://www.w3schools.com/python/python_mysql_getstarted.asp

Answered By – Singam

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