Posted On: Mar 16, 2023

Starting today, Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition 3 (with MySQL 8.0 compatibility) supports MySQL 8.0.26. In addition to several security enhancements and bug fixes, MySQL 8.0.26 includes several changes, such as enhanced tablespace file segment page configuration and new aliases for certain identifier names. For more details, please review Aurora MySQL 3 and MySQL 8.0.26 release notes.

With this release, customers can also use Microsoft Active Directory to authenticate to Amazon Aurora using Amazon Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory or their on-premise Active Directory configured with Amazon Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory. This simplifies credential management and security compliance, enables single sign-on, and reduces the operational overhead of managing multiple solutions. To start benefiting from Active Directory authentication, please go to Aurora MySQL security.

To upgrade to Aurora MySQL 3.03, you can initiate a minor version upgrade manually by modifying your DB cluster, or you can enable the “Auto minor version upgrade” option when creating or modifying a DB cluster. For more details, see Automatic Minor Version Upgrades for MySQL. This feature is available in all Amazon Web Services regions with Aurora MySQL, including Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Please review the Aurora documentation to learn more. 

Amazon Aurora is designed for unparalleled high performance and availability at global scale with full MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility. It provides built-in security, continuous backups, serverless compute, up to 15 read replicas, automated multi-Region replication, and integrations with other Amazon Web Services services. To get started with Amazon Aurora, take a look at our getting started page.