Connecting to Amazon RDS with SSL

jbones78 posted 2 weeks ago in Creating a connection

Having issues with connecting to an Amazon RDS Aurora 5.7 compatible database. SSL is forced for every connection (as it should be). Connecting via the command line works fine:

*****@*****-laptop:~$ mysql -h ********* -u ********** -p
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Your MySQL connection id is 64923
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mysql> SHOW SESSION STATUS LIKE 'Ssl_cipher';
| Variable_name | Value              |
| Ssl_cipher    | DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA |
1 row in set (0.35 sec)

It looks as though SSL is handled automatically by the mysql client but Heidi SQL doesn't. I've tried downloading the public key ( com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/AuroraMySQL.Security.html) and using that as the 'SSL CA certificate' and/or 'SSL certificate' fields in Heidi SQL, however, I get the error:

SSL connection error: unknown error number

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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