Obtaining database credentials

Download the connection credentials for your Astra database.

To connect to your Astra database, download the secure database bundle from the DataStax Cloud console that contains the connection credentials.


  1. Open a browser, navigate to DataStax Astra, and log in.
  2. From the Databases page, under Actions, click the ellipsis () for the database you want to connect to and select Connection details.
  3. In the Connection Details window, click Download secure connect bundle to download the secure-connect-database_name.zip file.

    This file contains the security certificates and credentials for your database.

    Tip: Alternatively, you can right-click the Download credentials link, copy the link source, and then use a curl command to download the secure-connect-database_name.zip file:
    curl -L "<secure-connect-database_name-download-URL>" > database_name.zip

What's next

Connect to your Astra database to issue CQL commands and begin developing your application.
Methods of connecting to your database: