All users for Retool organizations on Free or Team plans have global Edit permissions and can add, edit, and remove resources. If your organization manages user permissions for resources, you must be a member of a group with Edit all permissions.
To create a RethinkDB resource, you need:
- Authentication credentials for the RethinkDB database.
- Connection details for the RethinkDB database host. This includes the hostname, port, and database name.
- Firewall rules that allow Retool to access your RethinkDB host.
Allow Retool to access RethinkDB
If RethinkDB is behind a firewall, you must allow access from Retool's IP addresses. Add the IP addresses to your firewall's Allowlist before you create the resource.
1. Create a new resource
Sign in to your Retool organization and navigate to the Resources tab. Click Create new, then select Resource.
2. Select the resource type
Retool can connect to almost any API or database, and has built-in integrations for popular data sources. Select the RethinkDB resource type.
3. Configure the resource
Specify a name and location for the RethinkDB resource. Retool displays the resource name and type in query editors to help users identify them. Next, configure the required settings.
|Host||The URL or IP address.|
|Port||The port number.|
|Database name||The name of the database.|
|Database username||The name of the database user.|
|Database password||The password of the database user.|
|Use SSL/TLS||Connect to your database with SSL/TLS.|
|Enable SSH tunnel||Enable SSH tunneling through bastion host.|
Click Test Connection to verify that Retool can connect to RethinkDB. If the test fails, check the resource settings and try again. Testing a connection only checks whether Retool can successfully connect to the resource. It cannot check whether the provided credentials have sufficient privileges or can perform every supported action.
4. Save the resource
Click Create resource to complete the setup. You can then click either Create app to immediately start building a Retool app or Back to resources to return to the list of resources.
Your RethinkDB resource is now ready to use. To interact with RethinkDB data, select the resource in the query editor.