Connection via Vertabelo Client

If your database is not directly accessible from the Internet, you can use Vertabelo Client to connect Vertabelo to your database.

Vertabelo Client is a standalone application that lets people work in Vertabelo with databases located in private or local networks and clouds. Databases can be stored on individual workstations or hidden behind a firewall. Simply run Vertabelo Client on whatever workstation has access to the database. This program acts as a proxy between Vertabelo and your database. It creates ‘tunneling’, enabling a connection to an otherwise-unreachable database.

Vertabelo Client – tunneling

Once you create a new database connection and press Setup Connection via Vertabelo Client, you will be asked to download Vertabelo Client. It is available for the following platforms:

  • Windows 32 bit
  • Windows 64 bit
  • Linux 32 bit
  • Linux 64 bit
  • Mac OS X 32 bit
  • Mac OS X 64 bit

Choose the appropriate platform, download the file, and run it. You will be prompted to open your browser, which should look like this:

Vertabelo Client – welcome window

In your browser window, you will be asked to provide the user name and password for your Vertabelo account:

Vertabelo Client – creating user name and password

Once you provide your information, the connection will be established. You can use the same page to close the connection at any time.

The next step in connection setup is to type in your database information in the Vertabelo program:

Connection setup in Vertabelo program

The information entered here is very similar what direct connections use. Connection name will be used to identify the database connection in Vertabelo Documents. You can also choose to Save your password; if you do this, you won’t have to provide it each time you want to connect to the database. The other fields are standard connection fields and should be self-explanatory.

Please note that you should provide connection data from the point of view of the workstation where Vertabelo Client is installed. If you access your database by localhost, for instance, then enter localhost in the Host name/IP Address box.

Once you have entered the information, you can test your connection. If everything works, you can save the connection and open Vertabelo Talks to use it right away. If you want to use it later, save the connection and return to Vertabelo Documents.

Testing and saving connection