Connection to MySQL hosted on RDS (but using the Zapier MySQL app method)

  • 8 March 2023
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Can anyone point me to an article explaining (step by step) the procedure to connect a (zapier) MySQL app - where the database is hosted on an RDS.  Note I do not want to use the (zapier) Amazon Relational Database link - as the only trigger it has is for ‘new database’ (and why would anyone need that trigger?)

I’m trying to trigger off a new row in mysql - but yes, struggling to get connection working.

Note I have read articles about connecting database, even mysql database - but nothing that links a MySQL database that is hosted on RDS.  Love any help here.

My attempts thus far have failed at the authentication step.

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Hey @chrisg101, welcome to the Community! 👋

We don’t have an article that gives a step by step guide on how to connect to RDS hosted database unfortunately. But we do have some RDS specific documentation giving details about needing to add to your security group as a CIDR/IP authorization. More on how to do that can be found here: Amazon RDS/EC2

Not sure whether you’ve tried that already, but hopefully that’ll help. Please do let us know whether it does the trick!