Can't connect to AWS RDS

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Can't connect to AWS RDS

Post by luis.alvarez » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:57 am

Hi there, I hope you can help me.

I have launched a network connector on AWS through the OpenVPN Cloud panel and I'm not been able to access to my RDS resources with the VPN.

Checklist I've made:
  • Add the OVPN subnet ( to the route table attached to the subnet
  • Disable source destination checking in the EC2 instance
  • Add inbound rule to my RDS security group to allow all traffic incoming from the security group attached to the EC2 instance created by the connector
  • EC2 and RDS belongs to same VPC and the same subnet
When I created my OpenVPN cloud account, first, to test the service, I launch an aws connector to a testing AWS account and it worked. I was able to connect only to my RDS instance using the VPN. Then I deleted the network and connector from the OVPN dashboard and I created a new one to connect to my real AWS account. Here is where I can make it work. The only real difference between my testing and real aws accounts are the db engines. In my testing account, I tested it with a MySQL db, in real account, my RDS instances are PGSQL. Since I didn't have to specify any port in my test, I think this is not the issue.

I would like to know if you can help me to figure out what's missing in my setup.

Many thanks,

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Re: Can't connect to AWS RDS

Post by novaflash » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:25 am

OpenVPN Cloud is not OpenVPN Access Server. Wrong place to ask questions.

Use for your OpenVPN Cloud questions.

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