With SSL enabled, as it is by default, simply direct your web browser to the URL shown in the Compose console's Overview. The URL can be found under Connection Info for the Admin UI. For versions prior to Rethink 2.3 ensure that you have already created a user and use that user's credentials to log in. For 2.3 onward log in as user "admin" using the authentication credential available in the deployment overview page.
We're happy to provide assistance with your RethinkDB installation, however for in-depth application and driver support, check out the appropriate documentation and communities for your specific language and the driver that your application is using.
We maintain an SSH portal for users who wish to create an SSH tunnel between their site and their RethinkDB deployment. This was initially our only supported option but SSL has superseded it in usability. We document it here for completeness.
RethinkDB uses multiple ports to expose access to the system. There's an admin UI port (
8080) and the port needed for drivers (
28015). Because the administrative console is protected from the general Internet, you must establish an ssh tunnel with port forwarding using your connection strings, similar to this example which creates tunnels for port 28015 and 8080 at the same time:
ssh -N firstname.lastname@example.org -p 10000 \ -L 127.0.0.2:8080:10.0.0.98:8080 \ -L 127.0.0.3:8080:10.0.0.99:8080 \ -L 127.0.0.2:28015:10.0.0.98:28015 \ -L 127.0.0.3:28015:10.0.0.99:28015
On most Unix-like systems, all the addresses
255 are available as network loopback addresses (only connecting locally), but Apple decided to keep things simple and only set up
127.0.0.1. To make the example above work, you will need to configure the addresses shown above (
127.0.0.3) as aliases of
127.0.0.1. If you don't do that, you'll be told that SSH can't bind to the port. For each loopback you want to configure you need to do the following:
sudo ifconfig lo0 alias 127.0.0.2 up
This command needs admin privilege, so is preceded by the
sudo command and you will be prompted for an admin password. Repeat as needed, usually for
Because this change doesn't survive a reboot, you'll need to add it to a script that you use to configure the tunnel or create a launchd service.
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