AWS Schema Conversion Tool
User Guide (Version 1.0)

Connecting to an Amazon Redshift Source Database

Use the following procedure to connect to your Amazon Redshift source database with the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT).

To connect to an Amazon Redshift source database

  1. In the AWS Schema Conversion Tool, choose Connect to Source Amazon Redshift.

                        Connect to source database

    The Connect to Amazon Redshift dialog box appears.

                        Redshift connection information
  2. Provide the Amazon Redshift source database connection information. Use the instructions in the following table.

    For This Parameter Do This
    Server name

    Type the DNS name or IP address of your source database server.

    Server port

    Type the port used to connect to your source database server.


    Type the name of the Amazon Redshift database.

    User name and Password

    Type the user name and password to connect to your source database server.


    AWS SCT uses the password to connect to your source database only when you create your project or choose the Connect to source option in a project, where source is your source database. To guard against exposing the password for your source database, AWS SCT doesn't store the password. If you close your AWS SCT project and reopen it, you are prompted for the password to connect to your source database as needed.

    Use SSL

    Select this option if you want to use SSL to connect to your database. Provide the following additional information, as appropriate, on the SSL tab:

    • Verify Server Certificate: Select this option to verify the server certificate by using a trust store.

    • Trust Store: The location of a trust store containing certificates. You must add this location in Global Settings before it will appear here.

    • Trust Store Password: The password for the trust store.

    For more information about SSL support for Amazon Redshift, see Configure Security Options for Connections.

    Store Password

    AWS SCT creates a secure vault to store SSL certificates and database passwords. Enabling this option lets you store the database password and to connect quickly to the database without having to enter the password.

    Redshift Driver Path

    Type the path to the driver to use to connect to the source database. For more information, see Installing the Required Database Drivers.

    If you store the driver path in the global project settings, the driver path doesn't appear on the connection dialog box. For more information, see Storing Driver Paths in the Global Settings.

  3. Choose Test Connection to verify that you can successfully connect to your source database.

  4. Choose OK to connect to your source database.