Can you connect with a simple Java client, using exactly the same connection information?
Good suggestion. No, I cannot and I receive the following:
Exception in thread "main" java.sql.SQLException: Server configuration denies access to data source
What are the possible explanations? Where should I look? Any help is greatly appreciated.
I've figured out that it is the mySQL grant tables, though I don't understand why, but at least I know what to fix now.
I placed a skip-grant-tables in the config for mySQL , restarted and I can get access to the DB.
Thanks to all for your help.