Amazon CloudSearch

Least Privileged User

Navigate to the AWS console and create an IAM user with programmatic access. The user will need the following permissions. You can create a policy specifically for these permissions and apply the permissions to the user.

For more information, see: High Level AWS Source Configuration

  "Version": "2012-10-17",
  "Statement": [
      "Sid": "VisualEditor0",
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Action": [
      "Resource": "*"

Connection Parameters

Access Key IDRequired
Secret Access KeyRequired
Additional ThreadsThe number of additional threads allowed to be utilized during collection.
Request Timeout (seconds)The number of seconds to allow for the API to return a response.
Collect CloudWatch Metrics
CloudWatch Historic ModeIf enabled, retrieves a history of data points from CloudWatch. Otherwise, collects only the most recent data point for each metric.



Client IDThe AWS account ID.
Index Utilization (%)The percentage of the search instance's index capacity that has been used.
NameThe name of the search domain.
PartitionsThe number of partitions the index is distributed across.
RegionThe AWS Region this object belongs to.
Searchable DocumentsThe number of searchable documents in the domain's search index.
Successful RequestsThe number of search requests successfully processed by a search instance.