Release: AWS IoT Greengrass Core v2.5.3 software update on January 6, 2022 - AWS IoT Greengrass

Release: AWS IoT Greengrass Core v2.5.3 software update on January 6, 2022

This release provides version 2.5.3 of the Greengrass nucleus component and the new PKCS#11 provider component.

Release date: January 6, 2022

Release highlights

  • Hardware security integration—You can now configure the AWS IoT Greengrass Core software to use a private key and certificate that you securely store in a hardware security module (HSM). For more information, see Hardware security integration.

Public component updates

The following table lists AWS-provided components that include new and updated features.

Important

When you deploy a component, AWS IoT Greengrass installs the latest supported versions of all of that component's dependencies. Because of this, new patch versions of AWS-provided public components might be automatically deployed to your core devices if you add new devices to a thing group, or you update the deployment that targets those devices. Some automatic updates, such as a nucleus update, can cause your devices to restart unexpectedly.

To prevent unintended updates for a component that is running on your device, we recommend that you directly include your preferred version of that component when you create a deployment. For more information about update behavior for AWS IoT Greengrass Core software, see Update the AWS IoT Greengrass Core software (OTA).

Component Details
Greengrass nucleus

Version 2.5.3 of the Greengrass nucleus is available.

New features
  • Adds support for hardware security integration. You can use a hardware security module (HSM) to securely store the device's private key and certificate. For more information, see Hardware security integration.

Bug fixes and improvements
  • Fixes an issue with runtime exceptions while the nucleus establishes MQTT connections with AWS IoT Core.

PKCS#11 provider

Version 2.0.0 of the PKCS#11 provider component is available.

New features
  • Adds support for hardware security integration. You can use a hardware security module (HSM) to securely store the device's private key and certificate. For more information, see Hardware security integration.