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ApsaraDB RDS:Use DMS to log on to an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance

Last Updated:Oct 09, 2023

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 obtain permissions, see Overview.

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) reporting, and performance analysis and optimization.


  1. Go to the Instances page. In the top navigation bar, select the region in which the RDS instance resides. Then, find the RDS instance and click the ID of the instance.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page that appears, click Log On to Database to go to the DMS console.

  3. In the RDS database logon dialog box, enter the username and password of the account that is used for the logon and click Login.

  4. Refresh the page after you log on to the database. In the left-side navigation pane, expand Instances Connected. Then, double-click the name of the RDS instance.


    If the RDS instance exists but you cannot find the required database, the metadata may not be synchronized. Move the pointer over the RDS instance to which the required database belongs and click the refresh icon next to the instance name. Then, you can find the required database.


You can directly 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.