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

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. Access RDS Instances, select a region at the top, and then click the ID of the target RDS instance.
  2. On the Basic Information page, click Log On to Database.
    Log on to a database
  3. In the Log on to Database Instance dialog box of the DMS console, enter the username and password of the account that is used for logon and click Login.
    Note The account used for logon must have permissions on the required database. Otherwise, the required database is not displayed in the left-side navigation pane.
    Use DMS to log on to your RDS instance
  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 required database to switch to the 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.