Authorizing Connections from Amazon QuickSight to Amazon RDS DB Instances - Amazon QuickSight

Authorizing Connections from Amazon QuickSight to Amazon RDS DB Instances

   Applies to: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 
   Intended audience: System administrators 

For Amazon QuickSight to connect to an Amazon RDS DB instance, you must create a new security group for that DB instance. This security group contains an inbound rule authorizing access from the appropriate IP address range for the Amazon QuickSight servers in that AWS Region. To learn more about authorizing Amazon QuickSight connections, see Manually Enabling Access to an Amazon RDS Instance in a VPC or Manually Enabling Access to an Amazon RDS Instance That Is Not in a VPC.

To create and assign a security group for an Amazon RDS DB instance, you must have AWS credentials that permit access to that DB instance.

Enabling connection from Amazon QuickSight servers to your instance is just one of several prerequisites for creating a data set based on an AWS database data source. For more information about what is required, see Creating Datasets from New Database Data Sources.