While the documentation calls out these events need to be enabled, I checked in an account with no managed events enables (nor fleet indexing), and am seeing connect/disconnect events when subscribed to
$aws/events/presence/#. You can test by opening the MQTT test client and subscribing to that, then duplicate that browser tab which will create a new client. In the first client's subscriptions you should see an event generated.
Let me know if that works.
Select, "Thing: created, updated, deleted." I can't say this with authority, but I have this selected in my account and I am able to subscribe the connect and disconnect events.
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