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Help Center> Relational Database Service> User Guide> Working with RDS for MySQL> Instance Connection> Connecting to an RDS for MySQL Instance Through the GUI
Updated at: Apr 02, 2022 GMT+08:00

Connecting to an RDS for MySQL Instance Through the GUI

In the Windows OS, you can use any common database client to connect to the target DB instance in a similar way.

The database client MySQL-Front is used as an example in Using MySQL-Front to Connect to a DB Instance.

Using MySQL-Front to Connect to a DB Instance

  1. Start MySQL-Front.
  2. In the displayed dialog box, click New.

    Figure 1 Connection management

  3. Enter the information of the DB instance to be connected and click Ok, as shown in Figure 2.

    Figure 2 Adding an account
    Table 1 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Name

    Specify a name for the database connection task. If you do not set this parameter, it will be the same as the Host value by default.

    Host

    Enter the floating IP address of the DB instance to be connected. To view the floating IP address and port of the DB instance, perform the following steps:
    1. Log in to the RDS console.
    2. Select the region in which the DB instance is located.
    3. Click the target DB instance to enter the Basic Information page.
    4. In the Connection Information area, view the floating IP address.

    If you want to connect to the instance through a public network, enter the instance EIP for this parameter.

    Port

    Enter the private network port of the DB instance.

    User

    Enter the username to be used for accessing the DB instance. The default user is root.

    Password

    Enter the password of the username you specified.

  4. In the displayed window, select the connection that you have created in 3 and click Open. If the connection information is correct, the DB instance is successfully connected.

    Figure 3 Opening a session

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