The connection type allows MySQL Workbench to connection to MySQL Server using TCP/IP over an SSH tunnel.
In addition to a number of parameters that are in common with Standard TCP/IP connections, this connection method features a number of specialized parameters. These are listed here:
SSH Hostname - this is the name of the SSH server. An optional port number can also be provided.
SSH Username - this is the name of the SSH username to connect with.
SSH Password - the SSH password. It is recommended that an SSH key file is also used.
SSH Key File - a path to the SSH key file. Note, only key files in OpenSSH format are currently supported.
These are shown in the following screenshot:
The options here are the same as for the Standard TCP/IP connection, details of which can be found in Section 6.1.1, “Standard TCP/IP Connection”.