Creating a PCI Compliant OpenSearch Cluster


The PCI compliance standards relate to the security of user data and transactional information. Customers who require their application to be PCI compliant or would like to take advantage of its additional security features, can choose to create a PCI compliant OpenSearch Cluster. You can read more about PCI and our support for it here. 

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Enable PCI Compliance - Account Security Settings

Before creating an PCI cluster, we need to enable PCI compliance on the account. Navigate to Account Settings under the Settings Cog in the top right of Console. Then select the Security tab. 

Select the checkbox under PCI Compliance to make your account PCI compliant. This allows you to access the requirements for using PCI with a cluster. 

Note: PCI compliance relies on multi-user access, so we require having 2 account owners in case of loss of access for one person. This satisfies the first section of the PCI requirements. 

Creating a Cluster

You can continue with the Console Interface to provision a PCI compliant cluster or alternatively you can use the Instaclustr Provisioning API. 

Navigate to the Create Cluster wizard and create a cluster according to your requirements but be sure to enable the PCI Compliance Mode checkbox under Enterprise features. You can refer to our support article on Creating an OpenSearch Cluster for more information. 

Currently, PCI compliance mode is only available for AWS or GCP as the infrastructure provider. 

Transitioning an Existing Cluster

If you are looking to transition an existing cluster to become PCI compliant, or have additional questions around our PCI compliant clusters, please contact the Instaclustr Support Team. 

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