Document History for AWS Lake Formation - AWS Lake Formation

Document History for AWS Lake Formation

The following table describes important changes to the documentation for AWS Lake Formation.

  • API version: See AWS Glue API Reference

  • Latest documentation update: Nov 11, 2020

Change Description Date

Support for AWS Glue DataBrew

Added information about support for AWS Glue DataBrew. For more information, see AWS Service Integrations with Lake Formation.

November 11, 2020

New opt-in requirement for data filtering on Amazon EMR.

Added information about the requirement to opt in to allow Amazon EMR to filter data that is managed by Lake Formation. For more information, see Allow Data Filtering on Amazon EMR.

October 9, 2020

Support for granting full cross-account permissions on Data Catalog databases

Added information about granting full Lake Formation permissions on Data Catalog databases across AWS accounts, including CREATE_TABLE. For more information, see Sharing Data Catalog Databases.

October 1, 2020

Support for Amazon Athena users authenticating through SAML.

Added information about support for Athena users who connect through the JDBC or ODBC driver and authenticate through SAML identity providers such as Okta and Microsoft Active Directory Federation Service (AD FS). For more information, see AWS Service Integrations with Lake Formation.

September 30, 2020

Support for cross-account access with an encrypted Data Catalog

Added information about granting cross-account permissions when the Data Catalog is encrypted. For more information, see Cross-Account Access Prerequisites.

July 30, 2020

Support for cross-account access to the data lake

Added information about granting AWS Lake Formation permissions on Data Catalog databases and tables to external AWS accounts and organizations, and about accessing Data Catalog objects shared from external accounts. For more information, see Cross-Account Access.

July 7, 2020

Integration with Amazon QuickSight

Added information about how to grant Lake Formation permissions to Amazon QuickSight Enterprise Edition users so that they may access datasets residing in registered Amazon S3 locations. For more information, see Granting Data Catalog Permissions.

June 29, 2020

Updates to Setting Up and Getting Started chapters

Reorganized and improved the Setting Up and Getting Started chapters. Updated the recommended AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) permissions for the data lake administrator.

February 27, 2020

Support for AWS Key Management Service

Added information about how Lake Formation support for AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) simplifies setting up integrated services to read and write encrypted data in registered Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) locations. Added information about how to register Amazon S3 locations that are encrypted with AWS KMS customer master keys. For more information, see Adding an Amazon S3 Location to Your Data Lake.

February 27, 2020

Updates to blueprints and data lake administrator IAM policies

Clarified input parameters for incremental database blueprints. Updated the IAM policies required for a data lake administrator.

December 20, 2019

Security chapter rewrite and upgrade chapter revisions

Improved the security and upgrading chapters.

October 29, 2019

Super permission replaces All permission

Updated the Security and Upgrading chapters to reflect the replacement of the permission All with Super.

October 10, 2019

Additions, corrections, and clarifications

Made additions, corrections, and clarifications based on feedback. Revised the security chapter. Updated the Security and Upgrading chapters to reflect the replacement of the group Everyone with IAMAllowedPrincipals.

September 11, 2019

New guide

This is the initial release of the AWS Lake Formation Developer Guide.

August 8, 2019