aws-lambda-opensearch - AWS Solutions Constructs


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This AWS Solutions Construct implements an AWS Lambda function and Amazon OpenSearch Service with the least privileged permissions.

Here is a minimal deployable pattern definition:

import { Construct } from 'constructs'; import { Stack, StackProps, Aws } from 'aws-cdk-lib'; import { LambdaToOpenSearch } from '@aws-solutions-constructs/aws-lambda-opensearch'; import * as lambda from "aws-cdk-lib/aws-lambda"; const lambdaProps: lambda.FunctionProps = { code: lambda.Code.fromAsset(`lambda`), runtime: lambda.Runtime.NODEJS_16_X, handler: 'index.handler' }; new LambdaToOpenSearch(this, 'sample', { lambdaFunctionProps: lambdaProps, openSearchDomainName: 'testdomain', // TODO: Ensure the Cognito domain name is globally unique cognitoDomainName: 'globallyuniquedomain' + Aws.ACCOUNT_ID });
from aws_solutions_constructs.aws_lambda_opensearch import LambdaToOpenSearch from aws_cdk import ( aws_lambda as _lambda, Aws, Stack ) from constructs import Construct lambda_props = _lambda.FunctionProps( code=_lambda.Code.from_asset('lambda'), runtime=_lambda.Runtime.PYTHON_3_9, handler='index.handler' ) LambdaToOpenSearch(self, 'sample', lambda_function_props=lambda_props, open_search_domain_name='testdomain', # TODO: Ensure the Cognito domain name is globally unique cognito_domain_name='globallyuniquedomain' + Aws.ACCOUNT_ID )
import software.constructs.Construct; import; import; import; import*; import; import*; new LambdaToOpenSearch(this, "sample", new LambdaToOpenSearchProps.Builder() .lambdaFunctionProps(new FunctionProps.Builder() .runtime(Runtime.NODEJS_16_X) .code(Code.fromAsset("lambda")) .handler("index.handler") .build()) .openSearchDomainName("testdomain") // TODO: Ensure the Cognito domain name is globally unique .cognitoDomainName("globallyuniquedomain" + Aws.ACCOUNT_ID) .build());

Pattern Construct Props

Name Type Description
existingLambdaObj? lambda.Function Existing instance of Lambda Function object, providing both this and lambdaFunctionProps will cause an error.
lambdaFunctionProps? lambda.FunctionProps User provided props to override the default props for the Lambda function.
openSearchDomainProps? opensearchservice.CfnDomainProps Optional user provided props to override the default props for the OpenSearch Service.
openSearchDomainName string Domain name for the OpenSearch Service.
cognitoDomainName? string Optional Amazon Cognito domain name. If omitted the Amazon Cognito domain will default to the OpenSearch Service domain name.
createCloudWatchAlarms? boolean Whether to create the recommended CloudWatch alarms.
domainEndpointEnvironmentVariableName? string Optional name for the OpenSearch domain endpoint environment variable set for the Lambda function. Default is DOMAIN_ENDPOINT.
existingVpc? ec2.IVpc An optional, existing VPC into which this pattern should be deployed. When deployed in a VPC, the Lambda function will use ENIs in the VPC to access network resources. If an existing VPC is provided, the deployVpc property cannot be true. This uses ec2.IVpc to allow clients to supply VPCs that exist outside the stack using the ec2.Vpc.fromLookup() method.
vpcProps? ec2.VpcProps Optional user provided properties to override the default properties for the new VPC. enableDnsHostnames, enableDnsSupport, natGateways and subnetConfiguration are set by the pattern, so any values for those properties supplied here will be overridden. If deployVpc is not true then this property will be ignored.
deployVpc? boolean Whether to create a new VPC based on vpcProps into which to deploy this pattern. Setting this to true will deploy the minimal, most private VPC to run the pattern:

Pattern Properties

Name Type Description
lambdaFunction lambda.Function Returns an instance of lambda.Function created by the construct
userPool cognito.UserPool Returns an instance of cognito.UserPool created by the construct
userPoolClient cognito.UserPoolClient Returns an instance of cognito.UserPoolClient created by the construct
identityPool cognito.CfnIdentityPool Returns an instance of cognito.CfnIdentityPool created by the construct
openSearchDomain opensearchservice.CfnDomain Returns an instance of opensearch.CfnDomain created by the construct
openSearchRole iam.Role Returns an instance of iam.Role created by the construct for opensearch.CfnDomain
cloudWatchAlarms? cloudwatch.Alarm[] Returns a list of cloudwatch.Alarm created by the construct
vpc? ec2.IVpc Returns an interface on the VPC used by the pattern (if any). This may be a VPC created by the pattern or the VPC supplied to the pattern constructor.

Lambda Function

This pattern requires a lambda function that can post data into the OpenSearch. A sample function is provided here.

Default settings

Out of the box implementation of the Construct without any overrides will set the following defaults:

AWS Lambda Function

  • Configure limited privilege access IAM role for Lambda function

  • Enable reusing connections with Keep-Alive for Node.js Lambda function

  • Enable X-Ray Tracing

  • Set Environment Variables

    • (default) DOMAIN_ENDPOINT


Amazon Cognito

  • Set password policy for User Pools

  • Enforce the advanced security mode for User Pools

Amazon OpenSearch Service

  • Deploy best practices CloudWatch Alarms for the OpenSearch Service domain

  • Secure the OpenSearch Service dashboard access with Cognito User Pools

  • Enable server-side encryption for OpenSearch Service domain using AWS managed KMS Key

  • Enable node-to-node encryption for the OpenSearch Service domain

  • Configure the cluster for the OpenSearch Service domain



To view the code for this pattern, create/view issues and pull requests, and more: