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I've downloaded an ADO.NET and ODBC connector from the MySQL website. I'd like to access a remote MySQL server from within BIDS with the goal of importing the remote data and populating a local SQL Server database.

While it looks like making the connection is relatively easy, does anyone know if it's possible to connect securely so that data is encrypted?

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Is deploying an SSL Certificate an option?

Using SSL

Driver={MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver};Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;User=myUsername; Password=myPassword;sslca=c:\cacert.pem;sslcert=c:\client-cert.pem;sslkey=c:\client-key.pem;sslverify=1;Option=3;

Also, Matthew Flaschen suggests an option here: link

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Thanks. Deploying a certificate is an option on the MySQL side, but not the SQL Server side. – MattB Nov 15 '10 at 21:57

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