Question

How to connect remotely to mysql running inside a digitalocean droplet

I have a mysql instance running inside a digitalocean droplet. Originally, we also had a laravel application running inside that droplet with the mysql instance but now we want to move our application to kubernetes.

The application has been deployed to kubernetes and we are trying to connect the laravel application to the MySQL instance inside that droplet for the purpose of testing but we keep getting the error:

Host '46.101.81.14' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server

That is not IP address I specified as the host, and it is not the IP address of my kubernetes loadbalancer either.

These are the steps I took to enable remote access to the database:

  • set bind address for MySQL to 0.0.0.0
  • CREATE USER ‘someuser’@‘localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘password’;
  • GRANT ALL ON database_name.* TO remoteuser@‘ip_address_of_k8s_lb’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘password’;
  • sudo ufw allow from ip_address_of_k8s_lb to any port 3306

Please what could I be missing?


Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

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

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

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.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

Anyone know how to fix this? I am still stuck.