Installation SQL issue: Access denied for user 'xenforo'@'localhost'


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I created (through command line) a new mariaDB user and database, and granted all privileges to my new user. I am trying to enter that information to the first step of the Xenforo install page, which asks for such info, but I get the following error message:

Access denied for user 'xenforo'@'localhost'

It would be really helpful to see more of the error.
Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Update: Fixed! I had to replace localhost with in the install page.
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Even though you've already resolved this, I'll chime in and note that there isn't more of the error to see. That error message is the exact wording MySQL/MariaDB returns.
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