Got an RDS database in an AWS VPC?
Want to connect to it from your machine to debug a few things?
7777 is a CLI program that lets you connect to that database via a local port in seconds.
In other words, it creates an SSH tunnel for you. But forget about bastions and jump servers:
Recurring costs: $50/year
Recurring costs: $0/year
7777 automates the work of creating and using a jump server to reach private databases in AWS VPC.
By internally using AWS Fargate containers instead of EC2 instances, the setup time and costs are drastically reduced. 7777 creates jump servers using containers on the fly, and deletes them after you are finished.
Finally, everything runs in your AWS account, including the Fargate containers. Nothing is sent to 3rd party servers.
7777 is compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, and Aurora.
It runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows and can be installed by simply downloading a binary.
Since 7777 opens a classic tunnel, you can use your favorite database client: MySQL Workbench, TablePlus, Sequel Pro…
Licenses are available as one-time purchases. No recurring subscription.
Matthieu is an open-source addict and AWS Serverless Hero.
While this may sound like a bad joke, he is obsessed with making the perfect Neapolitan pizza…
Yes, but we will silently disapprove.
7777 is a CLI program: it's a binary that you download and run in your terminal.
Yes, we were surprised to see that it works fine! For our next product name, we are now considering an emoji or a non-breakable space.
7777 creates what is called an "SSH tunnel". The tunnel forwards everything from your port 7777 to the database transparently. And it does so via an intermediary server: a "jump server", aka bastion.
All of this is pretty standard, but quite complex to setup. 7777 sets all of that up in one command, and destroys it when you stop the command.
The connection between your computer and your database is fully encrypted by the standard SSH protocol, via a randomly generated key.
Nothing goes to (or through) 3rd party servers, everything stays between your laptop and your AWS account. Yes, the Fargate container runs in your account, and we cannot access it.
Yes, just point it at
localhost:7777 and use your database login and password.
You don't need to create a SSH connection or do anything more.
If you make your AWS database "publicly accessible" (there's an option for that), then you don't need 7777 because you can connect to your database directly.
AWS recommends to not make database public and instead put them in a VPC: that's where 7777 becomes useful, because connecting to the database becomes much harder.
If everything is working fine for you, then you probably don't need 7777. That being said, 7777 avoids having a server run 24/7, which saves money.
We've written the program in TypeScript, but the binary is completely self-contained. You do not need NodeJS.
If you've ever wondered what happens when PHP developers write a TypeScript program, then download 7777 to find out!
Yes! Sales are made through Paddle, which provides invoices.
Yes! Don't worry about "un-registering" anything: just install 7777 on your new computer and run it. You will receive an email to approve your new computer. Any previously used computer will be automatically unregistered.