Codeigniter 4 trouble connecting DO Managed Database

Posted May 8, 2021 1.2k views
KubernetesDigitalOcean Managed MySQL Database

Hello everyeone. I'am having trouble connecting our Codeigniter 4 website to a digitalocean MySQL database. It it giving the following error without any further information: “CodeIgniter\Database\Exceptions\DatabaseException #8
Unable to connect to the database.”. We have checked connectivity to the database by connecting to it locally. In codeigniter we are using the following database.php config at the moment (with personal information obfuscated.)

    public $default = [
        'DSN'      => '',
        'hostname' => '',
        'username' => 'DB-Username',
        'password' => 'DB-PASSWORD',
        'database' => 'DB-Database',
        'DBDriver' => 'MySQLi',
        'DBPrefix' => '',
        'pConnect' => FALSE,
        'DBDebug'  => (ENVIRONMENT !== 'production'),
        'charset'  => 'utf8',
        'DBCollat' => 'utf8_general_ci',
        'swapPre'  => '',
        'encrypt'  => false
        'compress' => false,
        'strictOn' => false,
        'failover' => [],
        'port'     => 25060,

Also the php-apache server is currently running on DO Kubernetes.

I hope someone has an idea on how to fix the issue

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Hi there,

What I could suggest is to create a new user with mysql_native_password encryption as described here:

Also, another thing that I could suggest is if you are using trusted sources to secure your database cluster is to allow the IP address of your server so that it would be authorized to access the managed cluster.

Let me know how it goes.