What it does for you.
This feature is available from 3.1sp1 onward.
It allows using different protocols to connect to the central XStudio Database from a remote location.
1) The basic way to connect is to use the DB port for your DB (e.g. Mysql uses TCP 3306 by default)
IT department may prevent from accessing using such ports by default. You may request them to configure the company firewall rules to authorize outgoing packet to a specific IP@ on this port: 188.8.131.52:3306
Alternatively you may also want to use a different port i.e. 3389 that is opened more often.
2) We can also configure the system so that it connects through an SSH encrypted tunnel.
SSH is a secured protocol. In this case, we use it to "tunnel" all data access and transfer. Because it is well known and used by all cloud providers, it makes it easy to deploy XStudio on a Cloud based environment.
It answers the following use cases:
- Connecting from a customer site
- Connecting from Home Office
- Connecting to a cloud-based XStudio
- Connecting over a non-secure Intranet
4) If you're not using a web proxy, we can also configure our server to just use the HTTPS port (we then use redirection server side, that's why it's incompatible with proxy implementing packet inspection).
Note: All customers that use our SaaS service will benefit from it as soon as they are upgraded to 3.1sp1 or above. do not hesitate to request for it by sending an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
How does it work ?
This option is configured at the server level - hence, if you are a user, you will need the assistance of the administrator in charge of your XStudio instance.
The tunneling is made available (or not) for all users.
It does not require any other software to be installed on the user's PC.
See below a typical configuration for MySQL.