Adding Connections


To add a connection, you need:

  • A Collibra DQ account with ROLE_ADMIN permissions.
  • Access to the account credentials of your connection, for example, PostgreSQL.

Adding a JDBC connection

This section shows you how to connect to a JDBC connection from the Connections Management page.

  1. Sign into Collibra DQ.
  2. Hover your cursor over the icon and click Admin Console.
    The Admin Console opens.
  3. Click Connections.
    The Connections Management page opens.
  4. Click Add next to a JDBC connection.
    The New JDBC Connection template appears.
  5. Enter the required information.
  6. Required Connection Property Type Value


    Name String The unique name used for your connection.


    Connection URL String

    The connection string value of your connection. The Connection URL uses the following format:


    Replace the Connection URL to point to the database server to run DQ Jobs against.


    Driver Name String

    The driver class name.

    For example, a Google BigQuery JDBC driver may use the following convention:



    Port Integer The port for the connection to the data source host.


    Source Name String

    The alias name of your connection. While this is optional, you can use this to make it easier to identify your connection on the Catalog page and in API payloads.

    Tip There are no character restrictions for the Source Name field, but it is best practice to use only alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores.


    Target Agent String The Agent used to submit your DQ Job.


    Pushdown Option

    Enables Pushdown processing. This option is required for Pushdown Job submission.

    Note This option is currently only available for Snowflake and Databricks (beta) connections.


    Auth Type Option

    The method to authenticate your connection.

    Note The configuration requirements differ depending on the Auth Type you select. See Adding Connections for more details on available authentication types.


    Driver Location File path

    The location where your driver file is saved.

    Click Upload to specify the Directory Name and select a Driver File.


    Driver Properties String The configurable driver properties of your connection.


    Sensitive Properties String

    Define sensitive properties to hide in the Connection URL.

    Click Add Sensitive Property, then enter your information in the following format:

    Sensitive Property Description
    property name The variable to display in place of the sensitive information. This can be any property, such as Password

    In the Connection URL, replace the sensitive information with this value. In the following example, dquser and dqpassword are the property names that replace the sensitive property values: jdbc:postgresql://localhost:5432/postgres?user=${dquser}&password=${dqpassword}

    property value The sensitive value to hide in the Connection URL. For example, if the password value of the connection credential is password123, enter password123 in the property value field.

    Tip If you need to redefine the value of a sensitive property, click the next to a saved sensitive property, then re-add it with the updated property value.

  7. Click Save.

PostgreSQL connection template example

Note This example uses a connection named metastore that connects to a local PostgreSQL server (localhost:5432/postgres)

Fig 6: Connection settings to connect to database named "postgres" in Postgres server "localhost" exposed via port 5432

Note Make sure to link a DB connection to a DQ Agent, if required.

Known Limitations

  • When you update the name of a connection, a separate connection with the updated name is created in addition to the old connection. Because Collibra DQ treats this as a new connection, the Jobs and details from the old connection do not persist to the new one.
  • When you edit an existing connection and its details, another connection is created and any sensitive properties from the old connection do not persist to the new connection.
    • A possible workaround is to recreate the sensitive properties from the old connection in the new connection.