ElasticSearch on AWS – Anonymous is not authorized to perform es:ESHttpGet

Hi everyone,

I am trying out ElasticSearch on AWS and ran into the following error while trying to access the provided Kabana endpoint:

{"Message":"User: anonymous is not authorized to perform: es:ESHttpGet"}

This turned out to be pretty simply, I just needed to whitelist my IP. Go to your search domain in the aws console, click access and finally select “Modify access policy”:

Then all you need to do is add another statement that gives your current ip access:

{ 
"Version": "2012-10-17", 
"Statement": [
{
 "Effect": "Allow",
"Principal": {
 "AWS": "*"
},
"Action": [
"es:ESHttp*"
],
"Condition": {
"IpAddress": {
"aws:SourceIp": [
"192.0.2.0/24"
]
}
},
"Resource": "arn:aws:es:us-west-1:987654321098:domain/test-domain/*"
}
]
}

Feel free to comment below if you hit any issues, but I also found the following links pretty helpful:

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/elasticsearch-service/latest/developerguide/es-ac.html#es-ac-types-ip

https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/anonymous-not-authorized-elasticsearch/

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