Posted On: Dec 19, 2018

Following the recent announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database, we have updated Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL to support PostgreSQL minor versions 10.6, 9.6.11, 9.5.14, and 9.4.20. This release fixes PostgreSQL security vulnerabilities included in the current minor release by the PostgreSQL community and contains additional bug fixes and improvements.

With this update, a new Restricted Password Management feature is introduced in PostgreSQL 10.6. Using a new parameter and a special role, you can limit database user password changes to members of the role, thereby enabling greater control over password management on the client side (e.g. expiry requirements, complexity requirements). The logical decoding plugin wal2json has been updated in PostgreSQL 10.6 and 9.6.11.

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud. Learn more about upgrading your database instances from the Amazon RDS User Guide. See Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Pricing for pricing details and regional availability.