This information is split between a post and a few forum threads in the documentation at Engine Yard, yet our team doesn’t have the time to go digging and I don’t want to go digging again either in the future. Create a tunnel connection with your terminal application. I am assuming you already have your keys set up with Engine Yard and are using the deploy user with your application. ssh deploy@XX.XXX.XXX.XX -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa -L 3307:127.0.0.1:3306 What this does “deploy” is your username at Engine Yard “XXs” are the IP of the server you are connecting to at engine yard “~/.ssh/id_rsa” your key. this could be any number of different names depending on the type of keys you generate “3307:127.0.0.1:3306”[…]