Release Notes

Amazon QuickSight now Supports Fine-Grained Access Control Over Amazon S3 and Amazon Athena

Released on June 20th, 2019

Amazon QuickSight announces the availability of fine-grained access control for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) permissioned resources (specifically, Amazon S3, Amazon Athena and Amazon RDS/Redshift database discovery. Fine-grained access control allows administrators of an Amazon QuickSight account to control authors’ default access to connected AWS resources and use IAM policies to scope down access permissions so specific authors can only access specific items within the AWS resources. 

In an S3 data lake, this means administrators can restrict what data each author or group within QuickSight has access to, thereby securing and providing restricted access to AWS data resources. In an Enterprise scenario, the central administrator can now control access management of AWS resources across their QuickSight users. See here to configure fine-grained access controls within QuickSight.

Fine-grained control capability is now available in Amazon QuickSight Enterprise Edition in all QuickSight regions - US East (N. Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo). 

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