Happy February everyone! Here’s an update on recent news from the AWS blog. Once again, we’ve picked what we see as the most important developments from AWS. This week, we look into Amazon RDS for MySQL supporting authentication with Active Directory. It’s a quick read, and you can always click on the link below for more information.
Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports authentication of database users using AWS Managed Microsoft Active Directory Service. Amazon RDS for MySQL makes it easy to set up, operate and scale MySQL deployments in the cloud, and Microsoft Active Directory authentication gives the benefits of single sign-on and centralized authentication of MySQL users. Read more here.
Why it matters: This is important because it streamlines and simplifies authentication and authorization on a major database platform, and thereby enables a more consistent security model.
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