AWS managed policies for Amazon OpenSearch Service - Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service)

AWS managed policies for Amazon OpenSearch Service

To add permissions to users, groups, and roles, it is easier to use AWS managed policies than to write policies yourself. It takes time and expertise to create IAM customer managed policies that provide your team with only the permissions they need. To get started quickly, you can use our AWS managed policies. These policies cover common use cases and are available in your AWS account. For more information about AWS managed policies, see AWS managed policies in the IAM User Guide.

AWS services maintain and update AWS managed policies. You can't change the permissions in AWS managed policies. Services occasionally add additional permissions to an AWS managed policy to support new features. This type of update affects all identities (users, groups, and roles) where the policy is attached. Services are most likely to update an AWS managed policy when a new feature is launched or when new operations become available. Services do not remove permissions from an AWS managed policy, so policy updates won't break your existing permissions.

Additionally, AWS supports managed policies for job functions that span multiple services. For example, the ViewOnlyAccess AWS managed policy provides read-only access to many AWS services and resources. When a service launches a new feature, AWS adds read-only permissions for new operations and resources. For a list and descriptions of job function policies, see AWS managed policies for job functions in the IAM User Guide.

OpenSearch Service updates to AWS managed policies

View details about updates to AWS managed policies for OpenSearch Service since this service began tracking changes.

Change Description Date

Updated AmazonOpenSearchServiceCognitoAccess and AmazonESCognitoAccess

Added support for the UpdateUserPoolClient action, which is required to set Cognito user pool configuration during upgrade from Elasticsearch to OpenSearch.

Corrected permissions for the SetIdentityPoolRoles action to allow access to all resources.

For the policy JSON, see the IAM console.

20 December 2021

Updated AmazonOpenSearchServiceRolePolicy

Added support for the security-group resource type. The policy provides the minimum Amazon EC2 and Elastic Load Balancing permissions necessary for the service-linked role to enable VPC access.

For the policy JSON, see the IAM console.

9 September 2021

  • Added AmazonOpenSearchServiceFullAccess

  • Deprecated AmazonESFullAccess

This new policy is meant to replace the old policy. Both policies provide full access to the OpenSearch Service configuration API and all HTTP methods for the OpenSearch APIs. Fine-grained access control and resource-based policies can still restrict access.

For the policy JSON, see the IAM console.

7 September 2021

  • Added AmazonOpenSearchServiceReadOnlyAccess

  • Deprecated AmazonESReadOnlyAccess

This new policy is meant to replace the old policy. Both policies provide read-only access to the OpenSearch Service configuration API (es:Describe*, es:List*, and es:Get*) and no access to the HTTP methods for the OpenSearch APIs.

For the policy JSON, see the IAM console.

7 September 2021

  • Added AmazonOpenSearchServiceCognitoAccess

  • Deprecated AmazonESCognitoAccess

This new policy is meant to replace the old policy. Both policies provide the minimum Amazon Cognito permissions necessary to enable Cognito authentication.

For the policy JSON, see the IAM console.

7 September 2021

This new policy is meant to replace the old policy. Both policies provide the minimum Amazon EC2 and Elastic Load Balancing permissions necessary for the service-linked role to enable VPC access.

For the policy JSON, see the IAM console.

7 September 2021

Started tracking changes

Amazon OpenSearch Service now tracks changes to AWS-managed policies.

7 September 2021