Posted On: Nov 24, 2020

Amazon Elasticsearch Service has introduced several security enhancements to the fine-grained access control feature that include a revamped and improved security workflow in Kibana, and integration with Open Distro for Elasticsearch Alerting and Anomaly Detection features. 

The integration with Alerting and Anomaly Detection extends fine-grained access control to allow users with limited permissions to create and manage alerts and monitors. Previously, users needed administrator privileges for these tasks, but with this release, you can control how your users leverage these features.  

The revamped Kibana security user interface simplifies the assignment and management of fine-grained access control user permissions and role mappings while improving readability. All your existing permissions and mappings will be automatically presented in the new format. These enhancements are available on any Amazon Elasticsearch Service domain version 7.9 with fine-grained access control enabled. To learn more about Alerting update, refer to this documentation. To learn more about Anomaly Detection update, refer to this documentation.

Fine-grained access control, Alerting and Anomaly Detection are powered by Open Distro for Elasticsearch, an Apache 2.0-licensed distribution of Elasticsearch. To learn more about Open Distro for Elasticsearch and these features, visit the project website.

Revamped Kibana security user interface and Alerting and Anomaly Detection integration with fine-grained access control are now available for any Amazon Elasticsearch Service domains version 7.9 across 24 regions globally: US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon, N. California), AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-East, US-Gov-West), Canada (Central), South America (Sao Paulo), Africa (Cape Town), Middle East (Bahrain), EU (Ireland, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Stockholm, Milan), Asia Pacific (Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai, Hong Kong), and China (Beijing – operated by Sinnet, Ningxia – operated by NWCD). Please refer to the AWS Region Table for more information about Amazon Elasticsearch Service availability.