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Version: 0.13.1

Setting up Events API on AWS EventBridge

Feature Availability
Self-Hosted DataHub
Managed DataHub

Entity Events API

  • See the Entity Events API Docs here

Event Structure

As are all AWS EventBridge events, the payload itself will be wrapped by a set of standard fields, outlined here. The most notable include

  • source: A unique identifier for the source of the event. We tend to use `` by default.
  • account: The account in which the event originated. This will be the Acryl AWS Account ID provided by your Acryl customer success rep.
  • detail: The place where the Entity Event payload will appear.

Sample Event

"version": "0",
"id": "6a7e8feb-b491-4cf7-a9f1-bf3703467718",
"detail-type": "entityChangeEvent",
"source": "",
"account": "111122223333",
"time": "2017-12-22T18:43:48Z",
"region": "us-west-1",
"detail": {
"entityUrn": "urn:li:dataset:abc",
"entityType": "dataset",
"category": "TAG",
"operation": "ADD",
"modifier": "urn:li:tag:pii",
"parameters": {
"tagUrn": "urn:li:tag:pii"

Sample Pattern

"source": [""],
"detail": {
"category": ["TAG"],
"parameters": {
"tagUrn": ["urn:li:tag:pii"]

Sample Event Pattern Filtering any Add Tag Events on a PII Tag

Step 1: Create an Event Bus

We recommend creating a dedicated event bus for Acryl. To do so, follow the steps below:

1. Navigate to the AWS console inside the account where you will deploy Event Bridge.

2. Search and navigate to the EventBridge page.

3. Navigate to the Event Buses tab.

3. Click Create Event Bus.

4. Give the new bus a name, e.g. acryl-events.

5. Define a Resource Policy

When creating your new event bus, you need to create a Policy that allows the Acryl AWS account to publish messages to the bus. This involves granting the PutEvents privilege to the Acryl account via an account id.

Sample Policy

"Version": "2012-10-17",
"Statement": [{
"Sid": "allow_account_to_put_events",
"Effect": "Allow",
"Principal": {
"AWS": "arn:aws:iam::795586375822:root"
"Action": "events:PutEvents",
"Resource": "<event-bus-arn>"

Notice that you'll need to populate the following fields on your own

  • event-bus-arn: This is the AWS ARN of your new event bus.

Step 2: Create a Routing Rule

Once you've defined an event bus, you need to create a rule for routing incoming events to your destinations, for example an SQS topic, a Lambda function, a Log Group, etc.

To do so, follow the below steps

1. Navigate to the Rules tab.

2. Click Create Rule.

3. Give the rule a name. This will usually depend on the target where you intend to route requests matching the rule.

4. In the Event Bus field, select the event bus created in Step 1.

5. Select the 'Rule with Event Pattern' option

6. Click Next.

7. For Event Source, choose Other

8. ** Optional: Define a Sample Event. You can use the Sample Event defined in the Event Structure** section above.

9. Define a matching Rule. This determines which Acryl events will be routed based on the current rule. You can use the Sample Rule defined in the Event Structure section above as a reference.

10. Define a Target: This defines where the events that match the rule should be routed.

Step 3: Configure Acryl to Send Events

Once you've completed these steps, communicate the following information to your Acryl Customer Success rep:

  • The ARN of the new Event Bus.
  • The AWS region in which the Event Bus is located.

This will enable Acryl to begin sending events to your EventBridge bus.