Managing your Connections is easy. Here are the steps:
1. To add a new connection, navigate to the File tab and click on Edit Connections, or press [⌘ + O] | [Ctrl + O].
2. In the dialog box, click the Add icon (➕) next to the Connections header and select Redshift.
3. To finish creating a connection, enter valid data in the fields of the New connection dialog.
- Connection name – Replace the default New Connection with a meaningful value.
- Database JDBC DRIVER – Specify user drivers for the data source, or click the 'download them' link below this field settings area. For detailed instructions on setting up drivers, see Add a user driver to an existing connection.
- Host – Enter the hostname from your Redshift cluster settings.
- Port – The default value is
- SSL Mode – You have several options to set up the SSL mode:
- Disable – when SSL is disabled, the connection is not encrypted.
- Prefer – SSL is going to be used if the server supports it.
- Allow – SSL is going to be used if the server requires it.
- Require – SSL is always required.
- Authentication – The default value is Standard. You can configure this option with advanced settings.
- User and Password – Enter your Redshift credentials.
- Database – Select the database to connect to in your Redshift cluster.
- Connection timeout (sec) – Specify the value to tell the session when to disconnect.
- Advanced Properties – Supply additional JDBC parameters if needed.
- Click Test to ensure that the connection to the data source is successful.
- Click Save. A newly created connection will be displayed in your Database Explore panel just right under the Connections header.
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