Add App Search user settings

Change how App Search runs by providing your own user settings. User settings are appended to the app-search.yml configuration file for your instance and provide custom configuration options.

Some settings that could break your cluster if set incorrectly are blacklisted. Review the list of settings that are generally safe in cloud environments. For detailed information about App Search settings, see the App Search documentation.

To add user settings:

  1. Log in to the Elasticsearch Service Console.
  2. Select your deployment on the home page in the Elasticsearch Service card or go to the deployments page.

    Narrow your deployments by name, ID, or choose from several other filters. To customize your view, use a combination of filters, or change the format from a grid to a list.

  3. From your deployment menu, go to the Edit page.
  4. At the bottom of the App Search section, expand the User settings overrides caret.
  5. Update the user settings.
  6. Click Save changes.

If a setting is not supported by Elasticsearch Service, you get an error message when you try to save.

Supported App Search settings

Elasticsearch Service supports the following App Search settings.

app_search.auth.source
The origin of authenticated App Search users. Options are standard, elasticsearch-native, and elasticsearch-saml.
app_search.auth.name
(SAML only) Name of the realm within the Elasticsearch realm chain.