This topic describes how to log on to an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance by using Data Management (DMS).


An Alibaba Cloud account or a RAM user that has relevant permissions on your RDS instance is prepared. For more information about how to apply for permissions, see Permission management.

Background information

DMS offers an integrated solution that supports data management, schema management, server management, user authorization, security audit, trend analysis, data tracking, business intelligence (BI) charting, and performance analysis and optimization.


  1. Access RDS Instances, select a region at the top, and then click the ID of the target RDS instance.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page that appears, click Log On to Database to go to the RDS Database Logon page of the DMS console.
  3. In the Log on to Database Instance dialog box, enter the username and password of the account that is used for the logon and click Login.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances Connected, click the ID of your RDS instance, and then double-click the name of the specified database to switch to that database.
Note You can also log on to the DMS console and add your RDS instance to DMS. Then, you can switch to the specified database of your RDS instance in the DMS console. For more information, see Register an ApsaraDB instance.