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pg_tde release notes

Alpha 1 (2024-03-28)

pg_tde extension brings in Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) to PostgreSQL and enables you to keep sensitive data safe and secure.

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Release Highlights

The technical preview of the extension introduces the following key features:

  • You can now rotate master keys used for data encryption. This reduces the risk of long-term exposure to potential attacks and helps you comply with security standards such as GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI DSS.

  • You can now configure encryption differently for each database. For example, encrypt specific tables in some databases with different encryption keys while keeping others non-encrypted.

  • Keyring configuration has undergone several improvements, namely:

    • You can define separate keyring configuration for each database
    • You can change keyring configuration dynamically, without having to restart the server
    • The keyring configuration is now stored in a catalog separately for each database, instead of a configuration file
    • Avoid storing secrets in the unencrypted catalog by configuring keyring parameters to be read from external sources (file, http(s) request)


  • Renamed the repository and Docker image from postgres-tde-ext to pg_tde. The extension name remains unchanged
  • Changed the Initialization Vector (IV) calculation of both the data and internal keys

Bugs fixed

  • Fixed toast related crashes
  • Fixed a crash with the DELETE statement
  • Fixed performance-related issues
  • Fixed a bug where pg_tde sent many 404 requests to the Vault server
  • Fixed сompatibility issues with old OpenSSL versions
  • Fixed сompatibility with old Curl versions

MVP (2023-12-12)

The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) version introduces the following functionality:

  • Encryption of heap tables, including TOAST
  • Encryption keys are stored either in Hashicorp Vault server or in local keyring file (for development)
  • The key storage is configurable via separate JSON configuration files
  • Replication support

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