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Database Access FAQ

Database Access FAQ

Which database protocols does Teleport Database Access support?

Teleport Database Access currently supports PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MongoDB protocols.

For PostgreSQL and MySQL, both self-hosted and cloud-hosted versions such as AWS RDS, Aurora (except for Serverless version which doesn't support IAM auth), Redshift, and GCP Cloud SQL are supported. See available guides for all supported configurations.

Which PostgreSQL protocol features are not supported?

The following PostgreSQL protocol features aren't currently supported:

  • Canceling requests in progress. Cancel requests issued by the PostgreSQL clients connected to Teleport proxy won't be passed to the database server.
  • Any of the authentication methods except for client certificate authentication and IAM authentication for cloud databases.

Can database clients use public address different from web public address?

Teleport administrators can set postgres_public_addr and mysql_public_addr proxy configuration fields to public addresses over which respective database clients should connect. See Proxy Configuration for more details.

This is useful when Teleport web proxy UI is running behind an L7 load balancer (e.g. ALB in AWS) in which case PostgreSQL/MySQL proxy need to be exposed on a plain TCP load balancer (e.g. NLB in AWS).

Do you support X database client?

Teleport relies on client certificates for authentication so any database client that supports this method of authentication and uses modern TLS (1.2+) should work.

Standard command-line clients such as psql, mysql, or mongo are supported, there are also instructions for configuring select graphical clients.

When will you support X database?

We plan to support more databases in the future based on customer demand.

See if the database you're interested in has already been requested among Github issues or open a new issue to register your interest.

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