In this post, we will learn the steps to create a new MySQL connection in MySQL Workbench. Workbench is a graphical tool to interact with and manage MySQL server instances.
The following environment is used in this example:
- Windows 11 Operating System
- MySQL Workbench8.x
There are multiple ways to launch the tool. ( Launch MySQL Workbench)
The easiest method is to search the name in the Search bar. Click on the search icon in the Taskbar. Type Workbench in the search bar.
Click on the MySQL Workbench search result to launch the tool.
New MySQL Connection
To create a new MySQL connection click on the + button on the Workbench welcome screen. Enter the following MySQL connection details:
- Connection name
- Connection method
The connection methods can be of many types. Choose from the drop-down that is an applicable connection method.
- Standard TCP/IP
- Standard TCP/IP over SSH
- LDAP User/Password
- Native Kerberos
Click on the Test Connection button to test the database connection. The test should be successful in order to connect to the database instance.
That’s it. We have successfully set up a new MySQL connection on the MySQL Workbench tool.
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