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Connecting to Snowflake

This guide will walk you through how to connect to Snowflake. You may need to contact the administrator of your Snowflake account if you lack some of the credentials discussed below.

  1. Click New Connection in the Manage Connections modal in PopSQL alt text
  2. Create a Nickname for this connection (for your own internal reference)
  3. For Type, choose Snowflake.
  4. Your Snowflake Account is whatever comes before snowflakecomputing.com when you sign into Snowflake directly. alt text alt text
  5. For Snowflake Warehouse, in your Snowflake account, click Warehouses, and choose your desired warehouse under the column Warehouse Name. alt text
  6. To find your Database, in your Snowflake account, click Databases, and look in the Database column. alt text
  7. For Username and Password, enter the same credentials as you would enter when logging into your Snowflake account. alt text

SSO, Okta, MFA/2FA

If you need MFA and/or Okta to sign into Snowflake, we support that on our Enterprise plan. Please get in touch with us if this applies to you.

The only thing your Snowflake administrator needs to do in the Snowflake UI is:

-- Create OAuth security integration
create or replace security integration popsql
  type = oauth
  enabled = true
  oauth_client = custom
  oauth_client_type = 'CONFIDENTIAL'
  oauth_allow_non_tls_redirect_uri = true
  oauth_redirect_uri = 'https://popsql.com/users/auth/snowflake_oauth2/callback'
  oauth_issue_refresh_tokens = true
  oauth_refresh_token_validity = 86400;

-- Get the client ID and secrets. Note the integration name must be uppercase here
select system$show_oauth_client_secrets('POPSQL');

-- Describe the security integration
-- In order to successfully use refresh tokens, ensure `PRE_AUTHORIZED_ROLES_LIST` is empty
describe security integration popsql;

If your Snowflake network policy has an IP whitelist, you'll also need to whitelist our static IPs:,

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