Can I use SSH tunneling to connect with Databases?

No, Geckoboard doesn't currently support SSH tunneling (also known as post forwarding) for connections to the Database integration.


Option 1 – SQL-Datasets

As an alternative, you may want to try SQL-Datasets.

SQL-Datasets is a command line app developed by Geckoboard to easily connect your database data to Geckoboard via the Datasets API.

The SQL-Datasets functionality ensures your database credentials are maintained exclusively on your system. The app can run on Windows, Mac, or Linux and supports the following Database types:

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQLite

Option 2 – Allow Geckoboard connections only

Another workaround is ensuring all incoming connections to your database server are disallowed, with the exception of Geckoboard connections. You can do this by whitelisting the following Geckoboard server IP Addresses:,,,,, and

For other options to bring your Database data into Geckoboard, see our guide to connecting your SQL database.

Get help

If you need any help or advice to get your SQL database connected to Geckoboard, please contact our support team.

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