Configuring the Adapter for Amazon Redshift

How to:


Configuring the adapter consists of specifying connection and authentication information for each of the connections you want to establish.

Procedure: How to Configure the Amazon Redshift Adapter

You can configure the adapter from either the Web Console or the Data Management Console.

  1. From the Web Console sidebar, click Connect to Data.


    From the Data Management Console, expand the Adapters folder.

    In the DMC, the Adapters folder opens. In the Web Console, the Adapters page opens showing your configured adapters.

  2. In the Web Console, click the New Datasource button on the menu bar and find the adapter on the drop-down list or, in the DMC, expand the Available folder if it is not already expanded.
    On the Web Console, you can select a category of adapter from the drop-down list or use the search option (magnifying glass) to search for specific characters.
  3. In the DMC, expand the appropriate group folder and the specific adapter folder. The group folder is described in the connection attributes reference.
  4. Right-click the adapter name and/or version and select Configure.

    The Add Adapter to Configuration pane opens.

  5. Enter values for the parameters required by the adapter, as described in the chapter for the specific adapter you want to configure.
  6. Click Configure. The configured adapter is added to the Adapters list in the DMC resources tree or the Configured list in the Web Console.
    In the Web Console, the adapter remains on the Available Adapters list with a check mark to indicate that at least one connection has been configured. You can configure additional connections from either the Configured or Available list by right-clicking the adapter and clicking Add Connection.

Reference: Amazon Redshift Adapter Configuration Settings

The Adapter for Amazon Redshift is under the SQL group folder.

Connection name

Logical name used to identify this particular set of connection attributes. The default is CON01.


Is the name of the machine where the Amazon Redshift database is running. The basic syntax is host. Note that the port can be specified in the Additional connection string keywords text box.


There are three methods by which a user can be authenticated when connecting to a database server:

  • Explicit. The user ID and password are explicitly specified for each connection and passed to the database, at connection time, for authentication.
  • Password Passthru. The user ID and password received from the client application are passed to the database, at connection time, for authentication.
  • Trusted. The adapter connects to the database using the database rules for an impersonated process that are relevant to the current operating system.

Primary authorization ID by which you are known to the data source.


Password associated with the primary authorization ID.

Additional connection string keywords (optional)

Is used to add options to the connection string. For example, 'PORT=1563'.

Select profile

Select a profile from the drop-down menu to indicate the level of profile in which to store the CONNECTION_ATTRIBUTES command. The global profile, edasprof.prf, is the default.

If you wish to create a new profile, either a user profile (user.prf) or a group profile if available on your platform (using the appropriate naming convention), choose New Profile from the drop-down menu and enter a name in the Profile Name field (the extension is added automatically).

Store the connection attributes in the server profile (edasprof).