Using OpenID - Amazon Kendra

Using OpenID

To configure a Amazon Kendra index to use an OpenID token for access control, you need the jwks url from the OpenID provider. In most cases the jwks url would be in the following format (if they are following openId discovery) https://domain-name/.well_known/jwks.json.

The following examples show how to use an OpenID token for user access control when you are create an index.

  1. Choose Create index to start creating a new index.

  2. On the Specify index details page, give your index a name and a description.

  3. For IAM role, select a role or select Create a new role to and specify a role name to create a new role. The IAM role will have the prefix "AmazonKendra-".

  4. Leave all of the other fields at their defaults. Choose Next.

  5. In the Configure user access control page, under Access control settings, choose Yes to use tokens for access control.

  6. Under Token configuration, select OpenID as the Token type.

  7. Specify a Signing key URL. The URL should point to a set of JSON web keys.

  8. Optional Under Advanced configuration:

    1. Specify a Username to use in the ACL check.

    2. Specify one or more Groups to use in the ACL check.

    3. Specify the Issuer that will validate the token issuer.

    4. Specify the Client Id(s). You must specify a regular expression that match the audience in the JWT.

  9. In the Provisioning details page, choose Developer edition.

  10. Choose Create to create your index.

  11. Wait for your index to be created. Kendra provisions the hardware for your index. This operation can take some time.


To create an index with the AWS CLI using a JSON input file, first create a JSON file with your desired parameters:

{ "Name": "user-context", "Edition": "ENTERPRISE_EDITION", "RoleArn": "arn:aws:iam::account id:role:/my-role", "UserTokenConfigurationList": [ { "JwtTokenTypeConfiguration": { "KeyLocation": "URL", "Issuer": "optional: specify the issuer url", "ClaimRegex": "optional: regex to validate claims in the token", "UserNameAttributeField": "optional: user", "GroupAttributeField": "optional: group", "URL": "" } } ], "UserContextPolicy": "USER_TOKEN" }

You can override the default user and group field names. The default value for UserNameAttributeField is "user". The default value for GroupAttributeField is "groups".

Next, call create-index using the input file. For example, if the name of your JSON file is create-index-openid.json, you can use the following:

aws kendra create-index --cli-input-json file://create-index-openid.json
response = client.create_index( Name='user-context', Edition='ENTERPRISE_EDITION', RoleArn='arn:aws:iam::account id:role:/my-role', UserTokenConfigurationList=[ { "JwtTokenTypeConfiguration": { "KeyLocation": "URL", "Issuer": "optional: specify the issuer url", "ClaimRegex": "optional: regex to validate claims in the token", "UserNameAttributeField": "optional: user", "GroupAttributeField": "optional: group", "URL": "" } } ], UserContextPolicy='USER_TOKEN' )