[hibernate-dev] Introducing a new API in Hibernate Search to "sign" HTTP requests to Elasticsearch

Sanne Grinovero sanne at hibernate.org
Thu Jun 1 13:11:00 EDT 2017

Yoann has been working on allowing Hibernate Search users to use
Elasticsearch on AWS.

Specifically on AWS the Elasticsearch security can be configured to
use application identities, which implies the requests need to be

A good background read can be found here [1].

We planned to allow people to use this but were not planning to
include AWS specific libraries as dependencies - but since Yoann
implemented an actual AWS signer in the tests I suppose it would be
selfish to not ship it..

Please see the API proposal on github (with the PR):
 - https://github.com/hibernate/hibernate-search/pull/1426


[1] - https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/how-to-control-access-to-your-amazon-elasticsearch-service-domain/

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