Kerberos authentication - Amazon Relational Database Service
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Kerberos authentication

By using Kerberos authentication in Amazon RDS, you can support external authentication of database users using Kerberos and Microsoft Active Directory. Using Kerberos and Active Directory provides the benefits of single sign-on and centralized authentication of database users. For more information, see Kerberos authentication.

Kerberos authentication isn't available with the following engines:

  • RDS for MariaDB

Kerberos authentication with RDS for MySQL

Following are the supported engines and Region availability for Kerberos authentication with RDS for MySQL.

Region RDS for MySQL 8.0 RDS for MySQL 5.7 RDS for MySQL 5.6
US East (Ohio) All versions All versions All versions
US East (N. Virginia) All versions All versions All versions
US West (N. California) All versions All versions All versions
US West (Oregon) All versions All versions All versions
Africa (Cape Town)
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)
Asia Pacific (Hyderabad)
Asia Pacific (Jakarta)
Asia Pacific (Melbourne)
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Osaka)
Asia Pacific (Seoul) All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Singapore) All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Sydney) All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) All versions All versions All versions
Canada (Central) All versions All versions All versions
China (Beijing) All versions All versions All versions
China (Ningxia) All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Frankfurt) All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Ireland) All versions All versions All versions
Europe (London) All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Milan)
Europe (Paris)
Europe (Spain)
Europe (Stockholm) All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Zurich)
Middle East (Bahrain)
Middle East (UAE)
South America (São Paulo) All versions All versions All versions
Amazon GovCloud (US-East)
Amazon GovCloud (US-West)

Kerberos authentication with RDS for Oracle

Following are the supported engines and Region availability for Kerberos authentication with RDS for Oracle.

Region RDS for Oracle 21c RDS for Oracle 19c RDS for Oracle 12c
US East (Ohio) All versions All versions All versions
US East (N. Virginia) All versions All versions All versions
US West (N. California) All versions All versions All versions
US West (Oregon) All versions All versions All versions
Africa (Cape Town)
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)
Asia Pacific (Hyderabad)
Asia Pacific (Jakarta)
Asia Pacific (Melbourne)
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Osaka)
Asia Pacific (Seoul) All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Singapore) All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Sydney) All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) All versions All versions All versions
Canada (Central) All versions All versions All versions
China (Beijing)
China (Ningxia)
Europe (Frankfurt) All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Ireland) All versions All versions All versions
Europe (London) All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Milan)
Europe (Paris)
Europe (Spain)
Europe (Stockholm) All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Zurich)
Middle East (Bahrain)
Middle East (UAE)
South America (São Paulo) All versions All versions All versions
Amazon GovCloud (US-East) All versions All versions All versions
Amazon GovCloud (US-West) All versions All versions All versions

Kerberos authentication with RDS for PostgreSQL

Following are the supported engines and Region availability for Kerberos authentication with RDS for PostgreSQL.

Region RDS for PostgreSQL 14 RDS for PostgreSQL 13 RDS for PostgreSQL 12 RDS for PostgreSQL 11 RDS for PostgreSQL 10
US East (Ohio) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
US East (N. Virginia) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
US West (N. California) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
US West (Oregon) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
Africa (Cape Town)
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)
Asia Pacific (Hyderabad)
Asia Pacific (Jakarta)
Asia Pacific (Melbourne)
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Osaka)
Asia Pacific (Seoul) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Singapore) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Sydney) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
Canada (Central) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
China (Beijing) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
China (Ningxia) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Frankfurt) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Ireland) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
Europe (London) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Milan)
Europe (Paris) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Spain)
Europe (Stockholm) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Zurich)
Middle East (Bahrain)
Middle East (UAE)
South America (São Paulo) All versions All versions All versions All versions All versions
Amazon GovCloud (US-East)
Amazon GovCloud (US-West)

Kerberos authentication with RDS for SQL Server

Following are the supported engines and Region availability for Kerberos authentication with RDS for SQL Server.

Region RDS for SQL Server 2019 RDS for SQL Server 2017 RDS for SQL Server 2016 RDS for SQL Server 2014
US East (Ohio) All versions All versions All versions All versions
US East (N. Virginia) All versions All versions All versions All versions
US West (N. California) All versions All versions All versions All versions
US West (Oregon) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Africa (Cape Town) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Hyderabad)
Asia Pacific (Jakarta)
Asia Pacific (Melbourne)
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Osaka) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Seoul) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Singapore) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Sydney) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Canada (Central) All versions All versions All versions All versions
China (Beijing) All versions All versions All versions All versions
China (Ningxia) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Frankfurt) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Ireland) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Europe (London) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Milan) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Paris) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Spain)
Europe (Stockholm) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Europe (Zurich)
Middle East (Bahrain) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Middle East (UAE)
South America (São Paulo) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Amazon GovCloud (US-East) All versions All versions All versions All versions
Amazon GovCloud (US-West) All versions All versions All versions All versions