This topic describes the general workflow for how to create and use an RDS for MariaDB instance.

If this is the first time that you use RDS for MariaDB, read Limits of RDS for MariaDB before you purchase an RDS for MariaDB instance.

The following flowchart shows the general workflow.

General process to use RDS
  1. Create an RDS for MariaDB instance.
  2. Configure a whitelist for the RDS for MariaDB instance.
  3. Apply for a public endpoint for the RDS for MariaDB instance.
  4. Create databases and accounts for the RDS for MariaDB instance.
  5. Connect to the RDS for MariaDB instance.