Can't connect to remote database using netbeans or mysql workbench

Hi everyone,

I would like to connect to my database remotely however, I am only able to access it using phpmyadmin and through my terminal.

I would like to get mysql workbench and netbeans connecting to it but it is failing.

When trying to connect using mysql workbench I get the following error:

Failed to Connect to MySQL at x.x.x.:x through SSH tunnel at x.x.x with user test

Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘’ (61)

When trying to connect to it using Netbeans I get the following : Cannot establish a connection to jdbc:mysql://x.x.x.x:3306/x?zeroDateTimeBehavior=convertToNull using com.mysql.jdbc.Driver (null,  message from server: “Host ‘’ is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server”)


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Have you set proper user permissions so your machine can remotely connect to the MySQL server? I would check that, if not add yourself to the list and set permissions so you can eventually connect.

Heres a detail from the MySQL Documentation: