Connecting to Amazon Aurora (MySQL) via MySQL workbench

  1. Go and click on the MySQL Workbench icon on the Desktop, or go to Start, start typing mysql and click on the MySQL Workbench.

    • If you get the warning below, just ignore:
  2. Inside MySQL Workbench, on the top menu, click on Database then click on Connect to Database
  3. In the Connect to Database window, do the following:
    • For Hostname, enter the Aurora MySQL Endpoint (make sure to remove spaces/special characters).
    • It’s always a good idea to clear the password vault, so click on the Clear button, then click ok.
    • The next screen will ask for the password (specified by the facilitator)
    • Example of successful connection