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How to connect to a Database Instance

Reviewed on 22 August 2023Published on 16 February 2023
Security & Identity (IAM):

You may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets
  1. Click PostgreSQL and MySQL under Managed Databases on the side menu. A list of your Database Instances displays.

  2. Click the database name or «See more Icon» > More info to access the Database Instance information page.

  3. Retrieve the Database Instance IP and port from the Database Instance information section.


    Alternatively, you can click the copy icon under Connection to retrieve the database client connection command. This already includes your database IP and port.

  4. Connect to your database with the database client of your engine.

    For MySQL, run the following command:

    mysql -h <ip-address> --port <port> -p -u <user_name>

    For PostgreSQL, run:

    psql -h <ip-address> -p <port> -U <username> -d rdb
  5. Enter the password that you defined upon Database Instance creation.

You are now connected to your Managed Database.

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