Connect to MariaDB

Learn to create a connection to MariaDB to use an OCI GoldenGate source or target.

Create the connection

To create a MariaDB connection:

  1. From the OCI GoldenGate Overview page, click Connections.
    You can also click Create Connection under the Get started section and skip to step 3.
  2. On the Connections page, click Create Connection.
  3. In the Create Connection panel, complete the General Information fields as follows:
    1. For Name, enter a name for the connection.
    2. (Optional) For Description, enter a description that helps you distinguish this connection from others.
    3. For Compartment, select the compartment in which to create the connection.
    4. From the Type dropdown, under MySQL, select MariaDB.
    5. (Optional) Click Show advanced options to manage keys or add tags.
      1. Under Security, select one of the following:
        • Select Use Oracle-managed encryption key to leave all encryption key management to Oracle.
        • Select Use customer-managed encryption key to select a specific encryption key stored in your OCI Vault to encrypt your connection credentials.
      2. Under Tags, add tags to organize your resources.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Complete the Connection details fields as follows:
    1. For Database name, enter the MariaDB database name.
    2. Enter the MariaDB database host and port in the Host and Port fields.


      If you enter a private IP, then OCI GoldenGate rewrites the private IP in the format,
    3. For Database username, enter the MariaDB database username.


      Add double quotes around the username if it contains an @ symbol ("myuser@myserver", for example).
    4. For Database user password, enter the password for the MariaDB database user.
    5. For Security protocol, select from the following options:
      • Plain
      • TLS, and then select the SSL mode
      • MTLS, and then select the SSL mode
    6. For Network connectivity, select a Traffic routing method:
      • Shared endpoint, to share an endpoint with the assigned deployment. You must allow connectivity from the deployment's ingress IP.
      • Dedicated endpoint, for network traffic through a dedicated endpoint in the assigned subnet in your VCN. You must allow connectivity from this connection's ingress IPs.
    7. (Optional) Under Show advanced options, add Connection attributes. Click + Another attribute to add more.
  6. Click Create.
The connection appears in the Connections list, where you can select it to view its details. Ensure that you assign the connection to a deployment to use it as a source or target in a replication.