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This repo contains the source for the website.

Getting Help

If you find a bug, or have a feature request, please don't hesitate to open an issue in this repository.

If you need help and are unsure where to open an issue, try forums.


We welcome contributions! Please see our CONTRIBUTING page to learn more about how to contribute to the website.

Note: As of July 20, 2021, contributions are welcome on the main branch; the prod branch is now protected and holds the finalized version of the site. The staging branch has been removed and is no longer being used.

Adding to the Partners Page

If you are a partner, you are welcome to add your logo/link to our partners page. Please copy and edit the sample file, and submit a pull request.

Building the Website

This site uses Jekyll. You can build the site and make it available on a local server via docker-compose up -d, or by installing all the dependencies on your local environment as follows (tested to work with Ruby 2.7.2).

  1. Install Ruby and Bundler, then run bundle install.
  2. Build and start Jekyll with bundle exec jekyll serve.
  3. Browse the site at

Alternatively, build the site with bundle exec jekyll build. The HTML output is generated into /_site. For the full configuration options when running Jekyll, see this page.

A full site build takes around 20 seconds. If you want to shave off some time, you can build the development version which lacks the sitemap.xml (which is very time consuming to build). The development version takes about 3 seconds to build, so it's great for fast iteration but not exactly what will be built in deployment (it's very close).

BUNDLE_GEMFILE=Gemfile-dev bundle exec jekyll serve --config ./_config-dev.yml

Content Modifier

In order to automatically mitigate some common security risks, the generated pages are scanned and modified, during build, by the ContentModifier plugin. Due to its impact on build times, the plugin does not run when developing locally using jekyll serve. This behavior can be changed to force the execution of plugin while serving by adding the ENV flag JEKYLL_ALLOW_CONTENT_MODIFIER. E.g.

JEKYLL_ALLOW_CONTENT_MODIFIER= bundle exec jekyll serve

Search Bar Invisible Pages

To prevent a document from appearing in search results, you can add omit_from_search: true to its front matter.


Link checker

We use a link checker plugin to ensure that we don't have any broken links on the website. It does not run by default since it can slow down the build, especially when running bundle exec jekyll serve. To run the link checker, add the ENV flag JEKYLL_LINK_CHECKER or JEKYLL_FATAL_LINK_CHECKER with any one of the valid values internal,forced,all or retry. Each option tests a larger range of links. E.g.

JEKYLL_FATAL_LINK_CHECKER=all bundle exec jekyll build


They both accept the same values with the only difference being that JEKYLL_FATAL_LINK_CHECKER fails the build if a broken link is found

Env values

  1. internal: validates only the internal links
  2. forced: validates internal links and links that are technically internal but instead link to an external page. e.g. /docs
  3. all: validates all links. however this option does not retry retry-able link or follow redirection links. e.g. HTTP:429 (too many attempts, retry after), HTTP:301 (Permanent redirect)
  4. retry: validates all the links but also retries links with retry-able HTTP header

Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the Amazon Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ, or contact with any additional questions or comments.


If you discover a potential security issue in this project we ask that you notify AWS/Amazon Security via our vulnerability reporting page. Please do not create a public GitHub issue.


This project is licensed under the BSD-3-Clause License.


This website was forked from the BSD-licensed


Copyright OpenSearch Contributors.