ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL provides various types of system accounts. However, you do not need to be concerned about the permissions and operations of these system accounts. This topic describes these system accounts.

Account name Description
root (aliyun_root in MySQL 5.7 and later) The local O&M account that you can use to manage instances, such as when you modify kernel parameters and query instance status.
aurora and rds_service The accounts that you can use to remotely access and manage instances, such as when you perform a primary/secondary switchover and monitor instances.
aurora_proxy The account that you can use to forward connections after the database proxy is enabled.