This topic describes how to create and use an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance.

Quick start flowchart

If this is the first time that you use ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the limits of ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL. For more information, see Limits of ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL.

The following flowchart shows the operations that you must perform before you use an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance.

  1. Create an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
  2. Configure an IP address whitelist for an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
  3. Apply for or release a public endpoint on an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
  4. Create a database and an account on an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
  5. Connect to an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance