The original problem was - I removed privileges from the localhost user of phpmyadmin
solution offered here: How to recover a broken phpMyAdmin
Rename the folder here
/usr/local/CyberCP/public/old_phpmyadmin and run the upgrade script it will download and install a fresh copy of phpmyadmin
I did that and phpmyadmin looks fine again but it broke the the connection between sql and cyberpanel ( I guess)
is there a simple fix to this?
is there a new password that needs to be synced?
the only other way I know is to completely rebuild the server and start new - which would take me 1 day with all domains.
guidance kindly requested