I am looking for a relatively basic way to browse a MySQL database. I need to be able to connect to a remote database located at x.y.com. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and am able to connect via terminal but am looking to use a simple GUI. Note: I need to connect with SSL.

  • Which o/s are you using? Should the solution be free, or do you have a budget? The more information you give, the more that we can help you. Feb 18, 2015 at 8:59
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    Welcome to Software Recommendations! You just need to connect, not more? Ah, and browse? That's a little broad. Could you give a few more details what features the GUI should offer? Must you be able to view structures (i.e. "reverse-engineer" CREATE TABLE etc., see triggers/relations like foreign keys), or just "see what's in the tables"? Do you need to add/edit entries? What else might be relevant? You might wish to check this meta-discussion for hints on how to improve your question for the best chance on good answers :)
    – Izzy
    Feb 18, 2015 at 9:35

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You can do that with the official MySql Workbench.

You can also do much, much more, so why choose anything other than the official (and free) tool?

This image (from http://www.mysql.com/common/images/products/MySQL_Workbench_Mainscreen_Windows.gif, in case it is not too visible), shows SSL: enter image description here

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