Connect to MySQL via SSH from MySQL Workbench

MySQL Workbench throws: “Failed top Connect to MySQL at through SSH tunnel at with user root”

I can SSH into the server using ssh key and I can login to the MySQL using the credentials when the LAMP droplet was created.

Workbench (8.0.15) settings are: SSH Hostname: <droplet ip> SSH User: root SSH Key: <my ssh key> MySQL Hostname: MySQL port: 3306 Username: root Password: <droplet mysql pass>


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You may need to enable port forwarding in the SSH config. Try this:

echo "AllowTcpForwarding yes" >> /etc/ssh/sshd_config
systemctl restart ssh

Then try making the connection again in your application and see if that helps.