Getting started with the Amazon Kendra console - Amazon Kendra

Getting started with the Amazon Kendra console

The following procedures show how to create and test an Amazon Kendra index by using the AWS console. In the procedures you create an index and a data source for an index. Finally, you test your index by making a search request.

Step 1: To create an index (console)

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

  2. Select Create index in the Indexes section.

  3. In the Specify index details page, give your index a name and a description.

  4. In IAM role, choose Create a new role and then give the role a name. The IAM role will have the prefix "AmazonKendra-".

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

  6. In the Configure user access control page, choose Next.

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

  8. Choose Create to create your index.

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

Step 2: To add a data source to an index (console)

  1. View the available data sources to connect Amazon Kendra to and index your documents.

  2. In the navigation pane, select Data sources and then select Add data source for your chosen data source.

  3. Follow the steps to configure the data source.

Step 3: To search an index (console)

  1. In the navigation pane, choose the option to search your index.

  2. Enter a search term that's appropriate for your index. The top results and top document results are shown.