Using Hasura Cloud with a Digital Ocean Postgres Database
This guide explains how to connect a new or existing Digital Ocean Postgres database to a Hasura Cloud project. If you're exploring Digital Ocean Postgres and are interested in migrating an existing Postgres database - such as from Heroku - check out their docs before continuing below.
Step 1: Sign up or log in to Hasura Cloud
Navigate to Hasura Cloud and sign up or log in.
Step 2: Create a Hasura Cloud project
On the Hasura Cloud dashboard, create a new project:
After the project is initialized successfully, click on
Launch console to open the Hasura console in your browser.
On the Hasura console, navigate to
Data -> Manage -> Connect Database -> Connect existing database:
You will get prompted for a Postgres Database URL. We will create this in the next step and then come back here.
Step 3: Create a Postgres DB on Digital Ocean (skip if you have an existing DB)
Log into Digital Ocean.
On the top right, click the
Create button. Then click on
Scroll down and choose a
Cluster configuration, as well as a
Datacenter based on your requirements.
Scroll to the bottom and choose a unique database cluster name. Also, select a project the new database will be associated with.
Create a Database Cluster.
Step 4: Allow connections to your DB from Hasura Cloud
Navigate to the database cluster's
Scroll down to
Trusted sources and click the
Copy the IP address from the copy icon in the
Hasura Cloud IP field on the project's details view on Hasura Cloud.
Enter the Hasura IP address that you copied:
If you're using a database user other than the default one, make sure to give it the right Postgres permissions.
Step 5: Get the database connection URL
The structure of the database connection URL looks as follows:
To get it, navigate to the database cluster's
Scroll down to
Connection details. Select
Public network on the left and
Connection string on the right.
Then click the
Copy button for the next step.
Step 6: Finish connecting the database
Back on Hasura Console, enter the database URL that we retrieved in step 5:
For security reasons, it is recommended to set database URLs as env vars and using the env vars to connect to the databases in place of the raw database URLs.
Voilà. You are ready to start developing.
For more information on which Postgres features we support, check out this page!