RDS Update: TDE encryption for MsSQL

Flexible Engine
Release Notes

May 20, 2020

Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), on MsSQL Server is an encryption tool suited for Mircrosoft database. The feature will help you to encrypt data files and backup files using certificates to implement real-time I/O encryption and decryption on the database user.

TDE for MsSQL is available in the Relational Database Service. Sign in to the Flexible Engine Management Console, select Microsoft SQL Server in Relational Database Service to use this function. This upgrade is live for all our regions.

You can find all the related information (Relational Database Service User Guide, Relational Database Service API Reference, Relational Database Service Developer Guide) here.

Current Limitations

  • The feature is only supported for MsSQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition.
  • Once TDE is enabled, the function can not be disabled.