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How do I connect local MySQL Developer Workbench to remote AWS hosted MySQL database?

Last Modified: 2014-11-12

I'm trying to connect my local (windows based) desktop copy of MySQL Developer workbench to a MySQL DB hosted on AWS (EC2 instance).

AWS/MySQL is set up such that I can connect to the database via phpMyAdmin.
So, I'm assuming that the AWS version of MySQL is set up for remote access.
I'm not fond of using phpMyAdmin's web-based interface.

What are the steps I need to do connect to the AWS MySQL DB through my desktop version of Developer Workbench. I know that I've been able to get this working in the past.

Thanks in advance for your time.

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