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AWS Opensearch Service (1.1) with email alerting (AWS SNS)

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Hi everyone, I was trying to make an alerting system that every time a specific value is stored in one OpenSearch index, that triggers an email alarm configured with AWS Simple Notification Service. The problem is that, when I go to create the destination, in the “Alerting” configuration section, it’s supposed to show me the option to integrate it with SNS but it doesn’t, it only shows me 3 options: Slack, custom webhook, and Amazon Chime (as mentioned in their doc: “Compared to OpenSearch, alerting in Amazon OpenSearch Service has some notable differences… OpenSearch Service supports Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) for notifications.”)

Does anyone know what should I do to integrate SNS with the AWS OpenSearch Service? Because also, supposing that it is not possible for any reason, if I wanted to do the same thing, using a Lambda function, it’s nonsense because as OpenSearch is a service hosted in AWS, why should I go to the Internet, to consume an API (also hosted in AWS) with all that implies (time, security, etc.), just to send an alert mail message?

Thanks for your time.

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I have retraced your steps from doc. When I try to Add destination in the "Alerting" configuration, the dropdown does show 4 options, including Amazon SNS. I can't be sure why it doesn't show up for you; I would suggest raising a support ticket to get this resolved.

answered 8 months ago
  • Thanks for your reply. I was going to create the ticket and i found that i need a subscription to get technical support from AWS. Do you know if this is the only way to ask for a solution? Because as I see it, this is more an AWS problem than something I'm doing wrong.

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I have the same issue. My solution is: I downgraded! Use v1.0 - it has SNS email support.

answered 8 months ago
  • Well, that worked! So thank you for that. My question now is, because I can't find any clarified response about. Is OpenSearch v1.0 safe from the log4j vulnerability? I was searching if is it safe to downgrade and I found myself in the position of giving up the SNS integration to maintain the security of the nodes.

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answered 8 months ago
  • Sorry but that's exactly the documentation I attached to the question. I tried to follow those steps, but SNS is not a valid option on the "Type" drop-down values.

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