Hi, I'm having trouble connecting to my mysql server through the NetBeans3.4 Database Explorer and Squirrel SQL client. Both apps use the jdbc to connect. I'm getting an invalid authorization exception: access denied for user "firstname.lastname@example.org" using password=yes. the url I'm using is as follows: jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/weblogdb I Granted the user all the necessary permissions, and I can connect to the database using the mysql client. I suspect it's something in the syntax. Thanks for any help.