Cant login to phpmyadmin

New install Ubuntu 18.02

when i try to login to phpmyadmin as root get

mysqli_real_connect(): (HY000/1698): Access denied for user ‘root’@‘localhost’

i confirmed the password is right, but its like the root login is disabled, looked under and allow root is true as is the user set any thoughts?

$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘user’] = ‘root’;
$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘AllowRoot’] = true;

Security “feature” for newer MYSQL essentially you need to create a non “root” user or modify some plugins

Problem solved: