CloudBeaver Documentation


Cloud Explorer

Note: This feature is available in Enterprise, AWS, Team editions only.


Cloud Explorer offers deep integration with popular cloud service providers. As of the latest version, it supports Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Entra ID (Azure).

With Cloud Explorer, you can set up your cloud access once and then browse, connect, and manage your cloud databases. It saves you from manually configuring each database connection, as it reads all database endpoint information directly from the cloud provider.

Authentication is centralized. You can use your cloud account to access your cloud databases. Before you start using Cloud Explorer, you need to set up your identity provider access. This setup includes access credentials, availability zones for database search, and other cloud-specific settings.

Supported databases

The Cloud Explorer allows you to easily connect with and manage various databases. Here is the list of databases it supports:

Providers Databases
Amazon Web Services PostgreSQL
Amazon Redshift
Amazon Athena
Amazon DocumentDB
Amazon DynamoDB
Amazon Keyspaces
Amazon ElastiCache (Redis)
Amazon Timestream
Amazon Neptune
Google Cloud Platform AlloyDB for PostgreSQL
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft Entra ID (Azure) Microsoft SQL Server
CosmosDB (MongoDB)
CosmosDB (Cassandra)

Cloud configuration

To begin the configuration process, access the Administration panel by navigating to Settings -> Administration -> Server Configuration. In the Configuration section, enable the checkbox for the appropriate cloud service provider (AWS, GCP, Microsoft Entra ID (Azure)) that you wish to configure.

Note: In the CloudBeaver AWS Edition, the AWS option is enabled by default. Additionally, the GCP and Microsoft Entra ID (Azure) configurations are not available in this edition.

Identity provider configuration

Each cloud service provider requires specific settings for the identity provider. Below is a table outlining the basic guides on configuring these settings.

Provider Additional article
AWS You can authenticate in AWS using several methods. Learn more.
GCP Google setup
Azure Microsoft Entra ID (Azure) setup

Cloud Explorer

Once you have configured your identity provider, open the Cloud Explorer window to add database connections to your Database Navigator.

  1. Navigate to Connection -> Cloud Explorer.

  2. In the center of the dialog, you will see cloud databases displayed in a hierarchical view. All databases are grouped by database/service type. When you expand one of the top elements, DBeaver will search for cloud databases in the configured availability zones/regions.

  3. Select the cloud service provider. Depending on the type of authentication configured, you may need to log in using the appropriate identity provider in the opened window.

  4. After authentication, select the database you want to add.

Tip: If you have a large number of databases in your cloud, you can search for them using the search bar located above the Cloud Explorer.

  1. Click on the Create button located in the bottom right corner of the Cloud Explorer dialog. Your database will then appear in the Database Navigator.

Database cloud information

You can access your cloud database configuration directly from the Database Navigator. To do this, click on the menu button next to the database you are interested in and select Edit Connection. This action opens a special tab in the connection settings dialog. The information displayed in this tab is specific to the cloud and database type of the selected database.