Nov 29, 2017

JDBC connection error : unrecognized timezone

To fix this error when connecting to mysql database with JDBC.

Database.getConnection() Error -->The server time zone value 'EST' is
unrecognized or represents more than one time zone. You must configure
either the server or JDBC driver (via the serverTimezone configuration
property) to use a more specifc time zone value if you want to utilize
time zone support.

Append your timezone to your JDBC url: