Connect to Snowflake

Learn to create a connection to Snowflake to use as a target for OCI GoldenGate.

Before you begin

Before you create the connection, ensure that you review how OCI GoldenGate connects to your source and targets.

Create the connection


Connecting to Snowflake Private Endpoints requires additional network configurations. For more information, see Connecting OCI GoldenGate to Snowflake Private Endpoints.
To create a Snowflake 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. For Type, select Snowflake.
    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 Connection URL, enter the Snowflake database connection URL.
    2. Select an Authentication type from the dropdown. Select:
      • Basic authentication, then enter the database username and password
      • Key pair authentication, then upload the private key and enter the private key password
    3. 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.
  6. Click Create.
After the connection is created, it 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.