Postgres, Tanzu Greenplum, Amazon RDS, and Amazon Aurora

Managing Connections is easy. Here are the steps:

  1. To add a new connection, navigate to the File tab and click on Edit Connections, or press [⌘ + O] | [Ctrl + O].
  2. In the dialog box, click the Add icon (➕) next to the Connections header and select Greenplum or Postgres.

3. To finish creating a connection, enter valid data in the fields of the New connection dialog.


  • Connection name – Replace the default New Connection with a meaningful value.
  • Database JDBC DRIVER – Specify user drivers for the data source, or click the 'download them' link below this field settings area. For detailed instructions on setting up drivers, see Add a user driver to an existing connection.
  • Host – Enter the hostname of your Greenplum or Postgres server.
  • Port – The default value is
  • Subprotocol (Only for Greenplum databases) – Select either generic PostgreSQL or Greenplum syntax.
  • User and Password – Enter your Greenplum or Postgres credentials.
  • Database – By default, Aginity will use Postgres.
  • SSL Mode – You have several options to set up the SSL mode:
  1. Disable – when SSL is disabled, the connection is not encrypted.
  2. Prefer – SSL is going to be used if the server supports it.
  3. Allow – SSL is going to be used if the server requires it.
  4. Require – SSL is always required.
  • Connection timeout (sec) – Specify the value to tell the session when to disconnect.
  • Advanced Properties – Supply additional JDBC parameters if needed.
  1. Click Test to ensure that the connection to the data source is successful.
  2. Click Save. A newly created connection will be displayed in your Database Explore panel just right under the Connections header.

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🔎 TIP: Check other configurable parameters supported within Postgres' JDBC driver

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