Tools for administering your database

This topic describes several different ways you can access and administer your website's Drupal database. For most of these tools, you will need the connection details and credentials for the database. See Viewing database credentials for information about where to find these.

Desktop applications

You can access and administer your website's Drupal database using a desktop application that supports SSH tunneling. This means that you are connecting to the database through an SSH connection, using the same private key authentication you would use to SSH to the servers. Here are some options to consider:

  • MySQL Workbench - MySQL Workbench is a free, cross-platform, visual database design tool developed by MySQL. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

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