Option 2: Automatically connect your EC2 instance to your RDS database using the RDS console - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
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Option 2: Automatically connect your EC2 instance to your RDS database using the RDS console

Objective

The objective of Option 2 is to explore the automatic connect feature in the RDS console that automatically configures the connection between your EC2 instance and RDS database to allow traffic from the EC2 instance to the RDS database. In Option 3, you'll learn how to manually configure the connection.

Before you begin

You'll need the following to complete this tutorial:

  • An EC2 instance that is in the same VPC as the RDS database. You can either use an existing EC2 instance or follow the steps in Task 1 to create a new instance.

  • Permissions to call the following operations:

    • ec2:AssociateRouteTable

    • ec2:AuthorizeSecurityGroupEgress

    • ec2:CreateRouteTable

    • ec2:CreateSecurityGroup

    • ec2:CreateSubnet

    • ec2:DescribeInstances

    • ec2:DescribeNetworkInterfaces

    • ec2:DescribeRouteTables

    • ec2:DescribeSecurityGroups

    • ec2:DescribeSubnets

    • ec2:ModifyNetworkInterfaceAttribute

    • ec2:RevokeSecurityGroupEgress

Tasks to complete Option 2