How to connect Postgres managed database as a datasource in Google Data Studio

Posted June 28, 2021 651 views
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Hello, I want to connect Postgres managed database to google data studio but I get an error while trying to establish a connection.

any guidance will be helpful.

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Please follow the below steps to connect Postgres Managed database as the data source for google data studio

1) Downloaded the CA certificate for your DigitalOcean instance from the console ( this will be a Server certificate)

2) Generate client public/private keys pairs

Make sure you have OpenSSL installed on your operating system. OpenSSL will be used to generate client-side public/private key pairs.

openssl genrsa -out rsaprivkey.pem 2048
openssl rsa -in rsaprivkey.pem -pubout -outform DER -out rsapubkey.der
openssl pkcs8 -topk8 -inform PEM -outform DER -in rsaprivkey.pem -out rsaprivkey.der -nocrypt

3) To connect your DO PostgreSQL as a data source in Data Studio

  • Select “Data Sources” on the left followed by the blue (+) on the bottom right corner to add a new data source. Please follow the next set of prompts to agree to google terms and conditions.

  • Select “PostgreSQL” as the data source type on the left and proceed to “Authenticate” DigitalOcean PostgreSQL. Follow the next set of steps to authenticate with your Google account.

  • Under the “Basic” settings, input the values for host, port, database, username, and password. (Note: these values can be obtained from the DigitalOcean console)

  • Remember to enable SSL for over-the-wire encryption of data and enter the cert and key files.

  • Finally, click “Authenticate” to authenticate with the DO PostgreSQL database server.

  • After authentication with the database, you can proceed to query data from it

I hope this helps!