Document History for Amazon Macie Classic - Amazon Macie Classic

This is the user guide for Amazon Macie Classic. For information about the new Amazon Macie, see the Amazon Macie User Guide. To access the Macie Classic console, open the Macie console at, and then choose Macie Classic in the navigation pane.

Document History for Amazon Macie Classic

The following table describes important changes to the documentation for Amazon Macie Classic.

Change Description Date

Policy updates

We added Amazon CloudWatch Logs actions to the AWS managed policy for the AWSServiceRoleForAmazonMacie service-linked role.

April 13, 2021

Updated content

We replaced the term master account with the term administrator account. An administrator account is used to centrally manage multiple accounts.

February 3, 2021

New content

Added content that explains how to move to the new version of Amazon Macie. Also, changed the name of this guide to Amazon Macie Classic User Guide.

May 13, 2020

New feature

Macie Classic can now use the service-linked role named AWSServiceRoleForAmazonMacie. This role allows Macie Classic to discover, classify, and protect sensitive data in AWS on your behalf.

June 28, 2018

New content

Added descriptions of data fields that can appear in the results of your data searches. For more information, see CloudTrail Data Fields, S3 Bucket Properties Data Fields, and S3 Objects Data Fields.

May 4, 2018

Initial release

Released this user guide for the first time.

August 14, 2017