Posted On: May 5, 2024

Trusted Language Extensions for PostgreSQL (pg_tle) now supports client authentication hook that lets you run additional checks over the existing authentication process, allowing you to enhance the security posture of your databases. A hook is an internal callback mechanism available to developers for extending PostgreSQL's core functionality. By using hooks, developers can implement their own functions or procedures for use during various database operations.

This release also includes additional updates for pg_tle such as password checks across all the databases on a RDS DB instance and enhanced custom datatype to support TOAST. Support for client authentication hook, password checks, and enhanced custom datatype is available on database instances in Amazon RDS running PostgreSQL 16.2-R2 and higher, 15.6-R2 and higher, 14.11-R2 and higher, and 13.14-R2 and higher. To learn more about using pg_tle, see our Amazon RDS User Guide.

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL helps make it easy to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL is available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD See Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Pricing for pricing details and regional availability. Create or update a fully managed Amazon RDS database in the Amazon RDS Management Console.