AWS Quicksight - Edition Type

AWS Quicksight supports different editions which vary as per user management, permissions and features supported − Standard and Enterprise. Both of these editions support all the Quicksight features for creating and sharing data visualizations.

Enterprise edition offers support for Active Directory integration to AWS directory. There are various other features which are supported in Enterprise edition as given below −

Features Supported Standard Edition Enterprise Edition
# of Free Authors 1 1
# of Free Trial Authors (60Days) 4 4
Included SPICE Capacity 10 GB/User 10 GB/User
Readers N/A $0.30/session
Additional SPICE Capacity $0.25/GB/mo. $0.38/GB/mo.
Connect to spreadsheets, databases, data lakes, and business apps
Easily analyze data with AutoGraph
Fast, scalable visualizations
Publish dashboards for interactive data access
Single-Sign-On with SAML or OpenID Connect
Web and mobile access
Drill-down to detail and customize filters
Enable audit logs with AWS CloudTrail
Reader Role
Securely Access data in Private VPCs and On-Prem
Row Level Security
Hourly refresh of SPICE data
Secure data encryption at rest
Connect to Active Directory
Use Active Directory groups

You can check the subscription type of AWS Quicksight with Manage Quicksight option.

Edition Enterprise

In Enterprise edition, AWS Quicksight allows you to manage users using any of the below ways −

  • Using Microsoft Active Directory: In Enterprise edition, you can add/remove Microsoft Active Directory groups to create and deactivate user accounts. You can access the directory groups directly or by using the AD Connector.

  • Federated logins.

  • Inviting users by email.

To manage your AD users/groups in Quicksight, you have to navigate to Manage Quicksight → Manage users/Manage groups

You can also change the role of an existing user by clicking on drop down list −

  • Admin
  • Author
  • Reader

An AWS Quicksight administrator can also reset the password of an existing user using Manage User option as shown below −

Reset Password

You can update from AQS Quicksight Standard edition to Enterprise edition using Manage account option. To perform an upgrade, the user should have AWS Quicksight administrator privilege.

Click on your profile icon at top right corner → Upgrade now.

Upgrade Now

Once you click on Upgrade, following screen appears. To complete the upgrade, click on the Upgrade button.

Upgrade Enterprise Edition

Note − Once you change your subscription from Standard edition to Enterprise edition, you cannot roll it back.