Posted On: Feb 13, 2019

Following the recent announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database, we have updated Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility to support PostgreSQL version 10.6. This release contains fixes to PostgreSQL security vulnerabilities included in the current release from the PostgreSQL community and contains additional bug fixes and improvements.

With this update, a new Restricted Password Management feature is introduced for 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).

This release is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Ireland), and EU (Frankfurt) regions. For additional release details, see the Release Notes.

Amazon Aurora combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. It provides up to three times better performance than the typical PostgreSQL database, together with increased scalability, durability, and security.