i've just provisioned a jaspersoft was using a cloud formation template as per instructions on the site
i am now trying to create a data source that connects to mysql using ssh. The ui doesn't have any options for that
can anybody help?
If I understad this correctly you want to do an SSH tunnel from your EC2 AWS Jasper intance to your MySQL database that is somewhere else in the cloud.
To do that you just need to create the tunnel at the OS lever and forward the port. For example mysql server is running on a remote machine and listening on let's say port 3306..