Satya walks you through
resetting the master password
for an RDS DB instance


How do I reset the master user password for my Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) DB instance?

To modify the master user password for your Amazon RDS DB instance, do the following:

  1. Open the Amazon RDS console.
  2. Select Instances.
  3. Select the DB instance, open the Instance Actions menu, and then choose Modify.
  4. Type the master user password you want to use in the New Master Password field.
    Note: The change is applied asynchronously, as soon as possible, and this change ignores the Apply Immediately setting.
  5. Choose Continue, and then choose Modify DB Instance.

The Status field for your DB instance on the RDS dashboard changes to resetting-master-credentials. When the modification is complete, the Status column changes to Available. You can also modify a DB instance using the RDS API or the AWS CLI.

Note: For clustered systems, such as Amazon Aurora, you can reset the password from any instance in the cluster and then choose Apply Immediately. The change is applied asynchronously, as soon as possible, and doesn't require a restart.

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Published: 2016-12-05

Updated: 2018-10-26