Instance access control

This page discusses the two levels of access control for Cloud SQL instances. You must configure both levels of access control before you can manage your instance.

Levels of access control

Configuring access control involves controlling who or what can access the instance. Access control occurs on two levels:

Instance-level access
Instance-level access authorizes access to your Cloud SQL instance from an application or client (running on App Engine or externally) or another Google Cloud service, such as Compute Engine.
Database access

Instance-level access

Database access

After a connection to an instance has been negotiated, the user or application must log in to the database instance with a user account. You create and manage user accounts as part of managing your Cloud SQL instance.

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