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Connecting to Azure App MySQL Instance remotely

I recently made a mistake on my WordPress site which left me unable to let me into the Admin console. Big boo boo!!  After a bit of research I found the solution which was to go into the MySQL Database and edit some fields on the WordPress database.

Now, on a normal WordPress hosted site I could connect to the cPanel and perform a query from there to amend the fields.  As my site is hosted on a Azure App I wasn’t sure how I was going to do this.  After a big of digging around on the Azure portal I noticed a Connection security section in the Database Settings.  From here you can add a Firewall rule where you can allow remote connections from certain IP addresses.  So I configured the setting to allow a setting from my IP as per below:

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Now that we have enabled the connections, we need to configure a MySQL Client to connect. First we need the settings. To do this go to the properties menu and the sections you need are “Server Name” and “Server Admin Login Name”

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Now we can configure the MySQL Client to connect to the database instance.  I used a programme called MySQL Workbench.  Really good and highly recommended! You can download it here https://www.mysql.com/products/workbench/

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I hope this post helps somebody get themselves out of a pickle Smile

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