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Connect MySQL Workbench to EC2 Instance

by | Nov 7, 2021

Recently, one of our customers wanted to connect MySQL Workbench to EC2 Instance.

Here, at Bobcares, we assist our customers with several AWS queries as part of our AWS Support Services.

Today, let us see how we can do this.


Connect MySQL Workbench to EC2 Instance

Prior to connecting, we need to configure the security group inbound rules, network ACLs, and route tables to allow a connection between the EC2 instance and the RDS DB instance.

In addition, we need to confirm that the EC2 instance can connect to the internet using its public IP address from the local machine.

Moving ahead, let us see how our Support Techs perform this query.

1. Initially, we open the MySQL Workbench.

2. Then we select MySQL New Connection and enter a connection name.

3. Here we can select the Connection Method and Standard TCP/IP over SSH.

4. After that, for SSH Hostname, we enter the public IP address of the EC2 instance.

5. And for SSH Username, we enter the default SSH user name to connect to the EC2 instance.

6. Then, we select SSH Key File and the .pem file used to connect from the file system.

7. For MySQL Hostname, we enter the database endpoint name.

8. Similarly, for the MySQL Server Port, we enter the port number that we use to connect to the database.

9. Then, for Username, we enter the user name that we use to connect to the database.

10. For Password, we enter the MySQL user password.

11. Finally, we select Test Connection. After the test is successful, we select OK to save the connection.

Once we configure the connection, we can connect to the private RDS DB instance using an SSH tunnel.

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In short, we saw how our Support Techs connect MySQL Workbench to EC2 Instance.


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