I'll preface that, yes, I know best practice says to use a bastion host or similar...

I'm trying to connect to an RDS instance through Sequel Pro but unable to.

  • The rds instance has been made publicly available
  • The Security group allows connections inbound from a specific IP on the db port
  • The VPC group is allowing connections inbound/outbound for all

Sequel Pro returns:

MySQL said: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'mybd.randomstring.eu-west-1.rds.amazonaws.com' (4)

What am I missing? Is it an AWS setting or one in Sequel Pro perhaps? The following have not answered the question:



For me, I had to remove the port on the endpoint (the :3306 part) and add it down into the Sequel Pro connection pane part. It is a standard connection with your .pem key file embedded in the connection pane (no Certificate or CA Cert noted).

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