Question

Unable to connect to MySQL Workbench

I’ve been trying to connect my mysql db through workbench over SSH, but I can’t seem to get it to work.

I keep getting the error “Could not connect the SSH Tunnel, please check username and password.” and right after that error “Failed to connect to MySQL at 127.0.0.1:3306 through SSH tunnel at [my droplet ip] with user root”

What I have at the moment: SSH Hostname: [droplet ip] SSH username: root SSH password is blank SSH key file: [private key path] MySQL hostname: 127.0.0.1 MySQL port: 3306 username: root password: [mysql user root password]

I’ve already tried switching the bind-address and the MySQL hostname to 0.0.0.0, but nothing changed. I also checked if port 3306 is occupied but that wasn’t the case.

Also at workbench server connection editor there are 2 extra tabs, Remote Management and System Profile. Do I have to do something there or should I choose, Do not use remote management?

Thank you

Show comments

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.

This question was answered by @pietervdheuvel:

I was running in to the same problem and found a solution here.

Basically, you need to convert your Putty key to an OpenSSH format using PuttyGen.

Hope this helps!

View the original comment