PHPStorm and database ssh connection


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Hey everyone,

I'm trying to set up an ssh connection to my database on my live site, but I am having some trouble with it.

I have managed to get an ssh connection so that I can use the command line and sync folders/files, etc, so I know that my ssh keys are working fine.

I know I have my db name, db username, db password, ssh keys and passphrase correct, so I must be entering incorrect details in 1 or more of the other fields, eg: proxy host, proxy user and maybe a couple of the pre-entered fields. I believe the info I am entering for proxy host/user is correct, but maybe I am misunderstanding what it is that I am actually meant to be entering here?

Here are a couple of screenshots of what needs filling out...

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...if anyone uses phpstorm and has this set up, could you help clarify what needs to go in these fields please?

I've been going round in circles for hours and I can't seem to find any solution on the phpstorm website or anywhere else.

Thank you for any help



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OK, got this working now.

My details were correct, but I had to manually type in my passphrase instead of pasting it in (y)