To be able to manage your database in DBeaver, you need to create a connection to this database – see Creating Connections. A connection includes a driver and a number of configuration parameters including the location of the database and credentials to access it. You need to create a separate connection to every database you want to manage. Every database type requires its own set of connection parameters.

Connections reside in the Database Navigator and in the Projects views. In these views, you can: * Edit connections, see Editing Connections * Rename and delete connections - via corresponding context menu items, see Database Navigator * Connect to and disconnect from databases using connections, see Connect to Database and Disconnect from Database.

Database connections might have the following states:

- not connected
- has network settings specified (such as SSH tunnel, etc.)
- connected
- connection error