Database Tunnels are ephemeral connections between your local workstation and a Database running on Aptible. Database Tunnels are the most convenient way to get ad-hoc access to your Database. However, tunnels time out after 24 hours, so they’re not ideal for long-term access or integrations. For those, you’ll be better suited by Database Endpoints.

A Database Tunnel listens on localhost, and instructs you to connect via the host name localhost.aptible.in. Be aware that some software may make assumptions about this database based on the host name or IP, with possible consequences such as bypassing safeguards for running against a remote (production) database.

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