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SSH Tunnel


If your database is in the private subnet, you can establish a secure channel between your database and IOMETE using an SSH Tunnel.


You can also choose this connection method for an added layer of security too.

SSH Tunnel

Create SSH Tunnel in IOMETE

In IOMETE, there are two ways to set up an SSH tunnel connection.

  • CloudFormation Automation
    • Automated SSH Server setup using AWS CloudFormation service.
  • Manual Configuration
    • Set up the SSH Server manually with a step-by-step guide.

Go to the Settings > SSH Tunnel and click the Create New button

SSH generate new

Create Automatically

1. Select CloudFormation Automation card and click Next button

SSH create Automate

2. Under the Tunnel name, give the tunnel a name.


This name will be used as the hostname for the connections.

3. Under AWS Credentials give AWS access and secret keys

We do not store your credentials.

After the SSH setup is completed, we will delete your credentials. For security reasons, you can create temporary AWS credentials with expiration time. We need access to EC2 Instance, RDS Instance View, Run CloudFormation, etc.

4. Click the Retrieve RDS Instances button

Click retrieve button

5. Under Select RDS Instance, choose the database instance to get its public subnets.

Select RDS

6. From the public subnets, choose the subnet where you want the SSH Server should be deployed.

Select Subnets

7. Click Confirm button. This will deploy a Cloudformation Script into your AWS account.

Confirm Automate

8. After Confirming, we should see this message. Click Go details button to going details page of creating tunnel


The setup process will be completed in a few minutes

Go details

We can see SSH Tunnel details view.


Create Manually

1. Select Manual Configuration card and click Next button

Create  Manual

2. Under the Tunnel name, give the tunnel a name.


This name will be used as the hostname for the connections.

3. Under Host and Port give parameters of destination service.

Manual Name host port

Open the AWS EC2 console and create new EC2 Instance in the same VPC as your RDS database.

4. Add IOMETE Public Key.

Copy SSH key

5. Under SSH Server Details give ****username , EC2 instance Public DNS and Port details.


Username and Port parameters already filled with default values.

SSH server details

6. Click Create button

Manual Create

After clicking Create button we should see

Manual Details


  • Connected

    Connection established successfully.

  • Pending

    SSH Tunnel being deployed and connection establishment is in progress. Normally takes less than a minute. If took more than 2-3 minutes check logs or contact support

  • Setup in progress

    Cloudformation script is running, usually takes 2-3 minutes maximum

  • Failed

    Connection failed. Please check logs for more details.