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


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, which are both included in the endpoint for the DB instance.

You can find the endpoint of the DB instance by opening the Amazon RDS console and choosing Instances. An endpoint is composed of two strings—the string before the colon is the host name of the instance, and the string after the colon is the port. For example, see the following example endpoint:

For this endpoint, is the host name for the instance, and 3306 is the port.

Did this page help you? Yes | No

Back to the AWS Support Knowledge Center

Need help? Visit the AWS Support Center

Published: 2017-02-09

Updated: 2018-04-26