Remote Connection to MySQL with SSH tunnel to Ubuntu 16

Simple connection with terminal

mysql -u {username} -p{password} -h {remote server ip} {DB name}
mysql -u root -h XX.XX.XX.XX -p'pass'
mysql -u root -h XX.XX.XX.XX -P 3306 -p password

SSH tunnel via Terminal

ssh -f OSuser@XX.XX.XX.XX -L 3306:XX.XX.XX.XX:3306 -N
  • OSuser - the user of the Ubuntu that has right to connect remotely
  • XX.XX.XX.XX: the IP address of the remote server
  • -L 3306:XX.XX.XX.XX:3306 binds the local port 3306 to the remote port 3306 on host XX.XX.XX.XX.

Connecting Remotely with HeidiSQL

  • install HeidiSQL
  • Start HeidiSQL.
  • Click New - in Session Manager window.
  • Enter a name and press ENTER
  • tab Settings
  • Chose network type: MySQL( SSH tunnel )
  • Hostname / IP: 127.0.0.1 ( Or a domain name or your server IP address)
  • User: the one that is allowed to connect remotely
    Password: the password for the database user.
  • Port: 3306 (or the one that is set up)
  • Databases: it's optional or you can put the schema that you need.
  • tab SSH Tunnel
  • plink.exe location - the path to plink.exe(which is part of PuTTy). in order to create an SSH tunnel it's needed PuTTY: a free SSH and Telnet client; You can installed it or use it as portable version.
  • SSH Host + port: give the address of the server - the one of the database and the port as well: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX : 22
  • Username - the OS user used to connect to the server
  • Password - the password of the user
  • Private key file - in order to connect you need to have private key (example my-key-pass.ppk). You can generate a pair from Ubuntu and Putty.
  • The connection should be visible in left window: session names
  • Press Open to connect

Connecting Remotely with DBeaver

  • Install DBeaver
  • New connection
  • General
  • Enter Port - 22
  • Database - test - optional
  • User - root - the DB user
  • Password - the DB password
  • Click Next
  • Network
  • SSH Tunnel tab
  • check Use SSH Tunnel
  • Host - the address of the server
  • Port - the port
  • User Name- the OS user used for connection
  • Authentication method - choose Public key ( you can use direct connection if your server is not secured by public key)
  • Private Key - path to your key - example mypass.pkk
  • Passphrase - if the key is secured by pass
    phrase
  • Click Next
  • Final connection settings
  • Put Name of the connection
  • Test connection

MySQL workbench remote connection

  • Install MySQL Workbench
  • Open Setup New Connection.
  • Enter Connection Name
  • Tab Parameters
  • Choose Connection Method - Standard TCP/IP over SSH
  • SSH Hostname - XX.XX.XX.XX
  • SSH Username - The OS user name of the server that you connect to
  • SSH Password - the user password
  • MySQL Hostname - 127.0.0.1 - db address on the server
  • MySQL Server Port - 3306 - the port of the MySQL DB
  • Username - root - DB user with right to connect remotely
  • Password - the password of the DB user
  • Tab SSL
  • setup your private key - mypass.ppk
  • Information about the setup is available on this page: 5.3.4 SSL Wizard (Certificates)

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