Configuring an Amazon Q Business application - Amazon Q Business

Configuring an Amazon Q Business application


There are new tiers for Amazon Q Business. Not all features in Amazon Q Business Pro are also available in Amazon Q Business Lite. For information on what's included in Amazon Q Business Lite and what's included in Amazon Q Business Pro, see Amazon Q Business tiers. You must use the Amazon Q Business console to assign subscription tiers to users.

As the first step towards creating a generative artificial intelligence (AI) assistant, you configure an application. Then, you select and create a retriever, and also connect any data sources. After this, you grant end user access to users to interact with an application using the preferred identity provider, AWS IAM Identity Center.

Your authorized users interact with your application through the web experience. You share the endpoint URL of your web experience with your users, who open the URL and are authenticated before they can start asking questions in your assistant application. The endpoint URL can be found in your web experience settings when selecting your application in the console.

This section guides you through the process of creating and configuring an Amazon Q application. To create an application, you can use the Amazon Q console, the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), and the Amazon Q API operations.

As a prerequisite, make sure that you complete the setting up tasks. If you're using the AWS CLI or the API, make sure that you created the required IAM roles.

After you finish creating your application, you can customize and preview the web experience that it will power.


Starting April 30, 2024, all new applications will need to use IAM Identity Center directly to manage user access. All existing Amazon Q applications using legacy identity management will need to migrate to using IAM Identity Center for user management by July 31, 2024. We recommend you integrate any new application you're creating directly with IAM Identity Center.