Connect to Fauxton

By default, CouchDB is configured to listen on the local interface only, so an SSH tunnel is needed to access it. Use port 5984 (the default CouchDB port) for both ends of your SSH tunnel. Follow these instructions to remotely connect safely and reliably.

Once your SSH tunnel is running, you can connect to Fauxton, CouchDB’s management panel, by browsing to To log in, use the username and password obtained from the server dashboard. Remember to replace LOCAL-PORT with the local port number specified during the SSH tunnel creation.

Last modification April 8, 2020