Question

Remote DB Access

I am having a bit of trouble accessing my database remotely from my home pc in mysql workbench.

Steps: Set the bind address to 0.0.0.0 in mysqld.cnf GRANT ALL ON . TO ‘userName’@‘localhost’; GRANT ALL ON . TO ‘userName’@‘%’; flush privileges; sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart

In the db my user appears with a % under host meaning they have remote access but I still get access denied for ‘userName’@‘localhost’ in workbench.


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.

Hello,

In WorkBench, you would need to specify the IP address of your droplet instead of localhost. Also note that as you’ve allowed remote MySQL access to your droplet, you should not use an SSH tunnel for WorkBench.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby