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We strongly recommend you use SSH or some other form of encryption to secure your data! If this is not an option, you can still directly connect MBI to your database using the instructions in this article.

In this article, we walk you through directly connecting your MySQL database to MBI. These settings can also be used with Magento or any other eCommerce databases that use MySQL.

Allow access to the MBI IP addresses

For the connection to be successful, your must configure your firewall to allow access from our IP addresses. They are 54.88.76.97 and 34.250.211.151, but it is also on the MySQL credentials page:

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Create a MySQL user for MBI

The simplest way to create a MySQL user for MBI is to execute the following query when logged into MySQL with GRANT privileges. Replace MBI IP Address with the MBI IP address and replace secure password with a secure password of your choice:

    GRANT SELECT ON *.* TO 'magentobi'@'<MBI IP address>' IDENTIFIED BY '<secure password>';

To restrict this user from accessing data in specific databases, tables, or columns, you can instead run GRANT queries that only allow access to the data you permit.

Re-run the GRANT query for all required IPs using the same user and password.

Enter connection info in MBI

To wrap things up, we need to enter the connection and user info into MBI. Did you leave the MySQL credentials page open? If not, go to Data > Connections and click Add New Data Source, then the MySQL icon. Do not forget to change the Encrypted toggle to Yes.

Enter the following info into this page, starting with the Database Connection section:

  • Connection Nickname: Enter a name for the integration (for example, Ecommerce Store)

  • Username: The username for the MBI MySQL user

  • Password: The password for the MBI MySQL user

  • Port: MySQL’s port on your server (3306 by default)

  • Host: By default, this will be localhost. In general, it will be the bind-address value for your MySQL server, which by default is 127.0.0.1 (localhost), but could also be some local network address (for example, 192.168.0.1) or your server’s public IP address.

    The value can be found in your my.cnf file (usually located at /etc/my.cnf) underneath the line that reads \[mysqld\]. If the bind-address line is commented out in that file, your server is secured from outside connection attempts.

That is it! When you are finished, click Save & Test to complete the setup.

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