I cannot connect to digitalocean mysql database within the droplet from external site

I have followed this document to give access to the mysql database remotely, changed the bind address to and even with the IPv4 IP and did all the steps. I have tried to connect to the database using sequel pro and from local environment to the server database but its not connecting.

I get this error: MySQL said: Host ‘’ is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server. I wonder what the public IP is and what I am doing wrong.


Having the exact same issue. @maharzan were you able to resolve this?

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Oh, looks like the link didn’t stick. This is the article I am following.