DataStax Astra Developer Hub

Welcome to the DataStax Astra Developer Hub. You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with DataStax Astra as quickly as possible. Use the included APIs to create, modify, and terminate databases, and interact with the databases you create. Let's do it!

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Obtaining database credentials

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

Prerequisite

Create your Astra database using the DataStax Astra console.

Getting your secure connect bundle

  1. Open a browser, navigate to DataStax Astra, and log in.
  2. From your Dashboard page, select your databasedatabase - A group of distributed instances for storing data. Each paid Astra database has at least three instances..
  3. On the Summary page, select Connect.
  4. Select Driver as your Connection Method.
  5. Select Download Secure Connect Bundle.
    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.

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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

Sharing your secure connect bundle

Although teammates can access your Astra database, it will not display in their list of available databases under My Databases in the DataStax Astra console.

After you create an Astra database, you can grant access to other members of your team by providing them with the database credentials and connection details for your database.

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Important

Be careful when sharing connection details. Providing this information to another user grants them access to your Astra database and ownership capabilities, such as making modifications to the database.

For security, delete downloaded connection credentials after sending them to your teammate.

Updated 9 days ago



Obtaining database credentials


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

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