Cloud Provider Guides

Connecting to Amazon's RDS


Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) is a managed database service provided by Amazon Web Services. It allows you to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to connect your Outerbase application to an Amazon RDS instance.


Before you begin, make sure you have the following:

  • An active Amazon Web Services (AWS) account.
  • An Amazon RDS instance already set up with the necessary database engine (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.).
  • Access credentials for the RDS instance (username and password).
  • The connection endpoint for your RDS instance.
  • Outerbase application environment details.

Step 1: Configure Security Group

To allow your Outerbase application to communicate with your Amazon RDS instance, you need to configure the security group associated with the RDS instance.

  1. Log in to your AWS Management Console.
  2. Navigate to the Amazon RDS dashboard.
  3. Select your RDS instance.
  4. In the "Details" section, find the Security groups information and click on the linked security group name.
  5. In the security group settings, click on Inbound rules and then Edit inbound rules.
  6. Add a new rule to allow incoming traffic from Outerbase's IP addresses.
  1. Save the changes to update the security group.

Step 2: Obtain Connection Details

Before you can connect to your Amazon RDS instance from Outerbase, you'll need to gather the following information:

  • Endpoint: This is the network address of your RDS instance.
  • Port: The port number through which the database listens for incoming connections.
  • Username and Password: The credentials you set up for accessing the database.

Step 3: Connect from Outerbase

Now that you have the necessary information, you can configure your Outerbase application to connect to your Amazon RDS instance.

  1. Open your Outerbase application's configuration.
  2. Locate the database configuration section.
  3. Enter the RDS endpoint as the database host.
  4. Enter the port number.
  5. Use the provided username and password for authentication.
  6. Save the configuration changes.


You have successfully connected your Outerbase application to your Amazon RDS instance. This allows your application to store and retrieve data from the managed database service provided by AWS.

Remember to keep your credentials and connection details secure, and regularly update your security settings as needed.

For more detailed information and troubleshooting, refer to the Amazon RDS documentation.