Managing your Connections is easy. Here are the steps:
- To add a new connection, navigate to the File tab and click on Edit Connections, or press [⌘ + O] | [Ctrl + O].
- In the dialog box, click the Add icon (➕) next to the Connections header and select Snowflake.
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 – Snowflake automatically determines the host address by concatenating the account name you specified and the Snowflake domain (com).
🔎 TIP: See an example with an account name by region using this link
- Authentication – The default value is Standard, which uses the internal Snowflake authenticator.
Another available type is SAML – Snowflake's externalbrowser uses your web browser to authenticate with Okta, ADFS, or any other SAML 2.0-compliant identity provider (IdP) that has been defined for your account.
- User and Password – Enter your Snowflake credentials.
- Role – Specify your security role within your team. If you don't know your role, leave this field blank.
- Database – Select the default database you're going to use in the client session.
- Warehouse – Select a warehouse that will support the operations in a Snowflake session. If you don't know which specific warehouse to use, contact your Snowflake DBA.
- 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.
🔎 NOTE: If you need more advanced information on how to set up a Snowflake connection, please, contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org
🔎 TIP: Here is the link to other configurable parameters supported within Snowflake's JDBC driver