Frank shows you how to
connect to an RDS MySQL DB instance
using MySQL Workbench

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How do I connect to my Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) DB instance running MySQL by using MySQL Workbench?

Before you begin, be sure that the security group associated with your DB instance allows traffic to and from the device you will use to connect to it. For more information, see Amazon RDS Security Groups.

After you download and install MySQL Workbench, specify the host name and port of your DB instance.

To find the endpoint of the DB instance, open the Amazon RDS console, choose Instances, and then select the instance. In the Configuration Details view, an endpoint similar to the following is listed:

myinstance.123456789012.us-east-1.rds.amazonaws.com

For more information about connecting to an RDS instance, see Scenarios for Accessing a DB Instance in a VPC.


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Published: 2017-02-09

Updated: 2018-07-11