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

Quick start flowchart

If you use Alibaba Cloud apsaradb for RDS for the frist time, see alibaba Cloud RDS limits.

The following figure shows the operations that you need to perform from purchasing an instance to using the instance.

  1. Create an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
  2. Configure a whitelist for an RDS PostgreSQL instance
  3. Apply for a public endpoint for an RDS PostgreSQL instance
  4. Create databases and accounts for an PostgreSQL instance
  5. Connect to an RDS PostgreSQL instance