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AWS Database Migration Service
User Guide (Version API Version 2016-01-01)

Changing the Database Password

In most situations, changing the database password for your source or target endpoint is straightforward. If you need to change the database password for an endpoint that you are currently using in a migration or replication task, the process is slightly more complex. The procedure following shows how to do this.

To change the database password for an endpoint in a migration or replication task

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and choose AWS DMS. Note that if you are signed in as an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user, you must have the appropriate permissions to access AWS DMS. For more information on the permissions required, see IAM Permissions Needed to Use AWS DMS.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Tasks.

  3. Choose the task that uses the endpoint you want to change the database password for, and then choose Stop.

  4. While the task is stopped, you can change the password of the database for the endpoint using the native tools you use to work with the database.

  5. Return to the DMS Management Console and choose Endpoints from the navigation pane.

  6. Choose the endpoint for the database you changed the password for, and then choose Modify.

  7. Type the new password in the Password box, and then choose Modify.

  8. Choose Tasks from the navigation pane.

  9. Choose the task that you stopped previously, and choose Start/Resume.

  10. Choose either Start or Resume, depending on how you want to continue the task, and then choose Start task.