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How to connect my ubuntu 16.04 vm to mysql database of another server?

VIrtual Machine Ubuntu 16.04

Details of the “another server” (Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-1065 aws ec2 server)


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Greetings!

I found a tutorial for this here: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-set-up-mysql-for-remote-access-on-ubuntu-server-16-04/

It basically comes down to two steps, and that guide covers them well:

  1. Bind MySQL to 0.0.0.0 instead of 127.0.0.1
  2. Create or edit MySQL user to be a remote user (ex. ‘user’@‘ipaddress’)

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