Jeff Longland

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Connecting to SQL Server from SQL Developer on a Mac

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I just spent a couple of hours trying to get SQL Developer ( to authenticate to SQL Server 2012 using Windows authentication from OS X (Mavericks). Although SQL Developer prompts for a domain and whether you want to use Windows authentication, it appears to ignore those settings on OS X. Hopefully this is useful to someone else in the future. Here’s what worked for me, after reading this fellow’s instructions and stackoverflow.

1. Edit the SQL Developer connections file: /Users/<username>/.sqldeveloper/system4.
2. Modify the JDBC connection string to pass useNTLMv2=true and domain=<domain>

<StringRefAddr addrType=”customUrl”>

3. Save the file and start SQL Developer. You should be able to connect.

Similarly for Pentaho Data Integration (e.g. spoon), you need to pass the same params to the driver:

  • Connection Type: MS SQL Server (not the Native driver)
  • Under Options, create parameters for useNTLMv2 and domain.

Written by jlongland

May 25, 2015 at 3:27 pm

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