Adobe recommends you use SSH or some other form of encryption to secure your data! If this is not an option, you can still directly connect Commerce Intelligence to your database using the instructions in this topic.
This topic walks you through directly connecting your MySQL database to Commerce Intelligence using cPanel. This process can also be used to connect Adobe Commerce and any other MySQL-based eCommerce databases to Commerce Intelligence.
Log in to cPanel via your hosting provider.
Click MySQL Databases, located in the
Scroll down to the
Add New User section and create a user for Commerce Intelligence:
Click Create User.
Now that you have created the user, you need to associate it to a database. Go back to the
Add New User section - see the settings for
Add User to Database? That is what you need.
User dropdown of this section, select the user you created.
Database dropdown of this section, select the database you want to connect to Commerce Intelligence.
When the checklist of privileges appears, check the box next to
SELECT - this is all Commerce Intelligence needs to connect to your database.
To wrap things up, you need to enter the connection and user info into Commerce Intelligence. Did you leave the MySQL credentials page open? If not, go to Manage Data > Connections and click Add New Data Source, then the MySQL icon.
Enter the following info into this page in the
Database Connection section:
Username: The username for the Commerce Intelligence MySQL user
Password: The password for the Commerce Intelligence MySQL user
Port: MySQL’s port on your server (
3306 by default)
Host: The public address of the
MySQL server Commerce Intelligence connects to. This is usually the URL that you use to log into
If you are using an
SSH tunnel, you must enter the encryption information. Set the
Encrypted toggle to
Yes to display the form.
Connection Type: Set this to
Remote Address: The IP address or hostname of the server Commerce Intelligence will tunnel into
Username: The username for the Commerce Intelligence
SSH (Linux) user, see instructions on how to do this, if you have not already)
SSH Port: SSH port on your server (
22 by default)
When you are finished, click Save & Test to complete the setup.