Connecting to your Astra DB database
For classic databases, you can create a virtual private cloud (VPC) and connect your VPC resources and DataStax Astra DB databases. VPC peering allows you to communicate across the VPCs.
The Cassandra Query Language SHell (CQLSH) is a command line shell for interacting with your database through Cassandra Query Language (CQL). This tool provides a useful interface for accessing the database and issuing CQL commands.
To connect to your Astra DB database using the drivers, download the secure database bundle from the DataStax Astra Portal that contains the connection credentials.
Open a browser, navigate to Astra DB, and log in.
From your Dashboard page, select your database.
On the Overview page, select Connect.
In the Select a Method section, select Drivers and then Legacy from the dropdown menu to select your driver type from the list to load language-specific instructions.
Java and Node.js are available as legacy and cloud native drivers.
If you have multiple regions, select the region you want to connect to from the dropdown menu for instructions.
The bundle URL is the same for all languages.
Click Download Bundle.
If you have multiple regions, you will have the option to download a bundle for each region from the expanded Download Bundle drop-down menu.
If you’ve enabled VPC peering, you can also Download External Secure Connect Bundle for use within your VPC peering.
The secure-connect-database_name.zip file downloads, which contains the security certificates and credentials for your database.
VPC peering is only available on Classic databases.
Although teammates can access your Astra DB database, it will not display in their list of available databases under My Databases in Astra Portal.
After you create an Astra DB database, you can grant access to other members of your team by providing them with the database credentials and connection details for your database.
Be careful when sharing connection details. Providing this information to another user grants them access to your Astra DB database and ownership capabilities, such as making modifications to the database.
For security, delete downloaded connection credentials after sending them to your teammate.