Client Connections

MariaDB Enterprise Server can be accessed using compatible client applications and utilities, such as through the mariadb command-line client or using the MariaDB Connectors. The command-line client is included in Server installations.

In MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4 and later, the root user on the local system is configured to use the Unix Socket authentication plugin. This means from the local system you can connect to the database as the root system user or with sudo:

$ sudo mariadb

The client utility also supports connecting to MariaDB Enterprise Server when it's running on a remote host. In this case, you can install the mariadb command-line client without the Server. When performing a remote connection, use the -h option to specify the host running the Server:

$ mariadb -u web_admin -p -h

Additional information is available on the MariaDB Knowledge Base.