Cant connect sequel pro with database, but can access through terminal

Hello all

I have created my first droplet and want to set up sequel pro to access my database as a GUI. I can access my database via terminal using the commands

ssh forge@my-droplet-ip-address

mysql -uforge -p

And then i can see my databases. However when going through sequel pro im getting the error:

Unable to connect to host MY_IP_ADDRESS because access was denied.

Double-check your username and password and ensure that access from your current location is permitted.

MySQL said: Access denied for user ‘forge’@‘localhost’ (using password: YES)

The details i have filled in on sequel pro are:

MYSQL host: MY_IP_ADDRESS Username: forge Password: MY_PASSWORD Database:forge

SSH host:MY_IP_ADDRESS ssh user:forge SSH KEY:~/.ssh/id_rsa

Any ideas?


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

By default MySQL does not listen on your public IP address. This can be changed in the /etc/mysql/my.cnf file on your droplet.

Commenting out or changing the line below to (all IPs) or your public IP address

bind-address     =

and then restarting with

service mysql restart

should correct this and allow your remote client to connect.