AWS Glue
Developer Guide

Encrypting Connection Passwords

You can retrieve connection passwords in the AWS Glue Data Catalog by using the GetConnection and GetConnections API operations. These passwords are stored in the Data Catalog connection and are used when AWS Glue connects to a Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) data store. When the connection was created or updated, an option in the Data Catalog settings determined whether the password was encrypted, and if so, what AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) key was specified.

On the AWS Glue console, you can enable this option on the Data catalog settings page:

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the AWS Glue console at

  2. Choose Settings in the navigation pane.

  3. On the Data catalog settings page, select the Encrypt connection passwords check box.

    For more information, see Working with Data Catalog Settings on the AWS Glue Console.