What Will You Need?

  • AWS User With Administrator Permissions – (the CloudFormation template creates resources that require a higher permission set)

  • Latest Dash Compliance Platform CloudFormation Template

  • Existing Dash Compliance Platform in your AWS account 

  • About 5 minutes of time

Backing Up Existing Application Data

Before updating the Dash application to a new version, your team should backup your existing application data.

Organizations with versions Dash applications below v2.4.0, should contact Dash for update instructions

For Dash v2.4.0 and above, your team can take the following steps to backup existing application data:

  1. Login to your Dash application and navigate to the Settings Page.

  2. Click on “Backup and Restore” in the Settings menu options.

  3. Click the “Create Backup” button. A loading screen will appear for 10 seconds or longer.

4. Confirm that your backup has been created by clicking on the “Restore Backup” button. You should be able to see a backup listed with the most recent creation time in the popup modal.

5. Once your team has confirmed that your a backup has been successfully created for your Dash application data, your team can move on to next steps for updating the application.

Update Instructions

  1. Logout of any existing Dash ComplyOps application.

  2. Download the latest CF (CloudFormation) template.

  3. Log into AWS account and pick your region with existing Dash Compliance Platform installation

  4. Go to CloudFormation and choose existing Dash ComplyOps installation.

5. Select Stack and press button Action → Update Stack

6. Select the radio button Replace Current Template. Use the latest CF Template.

7. Click “Next”

8. Go to next page, and click “Next“. No changes are required.

9. Go to next page, and click “Next“. No changes are required.

10. On this page check the checkbox “I acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation” might create IAM resources with custom names. and click “Update“.

11. The update will take a few minutes. After that, you should see that the update completed successfully. The CloudFormation Stack will have the status “Update Complete”.

After updating Dash ComplyOps, you may need to take the following steps to see changes to your version of the Dash application:

  • Logout of the Dash application (If you are still currently logged in).

  • Refresh the Dash webpage in your browser.

  • Consider clearing application data/cache in the browser by taking the following steps:

    • Go to the Dash URL

    • In Chrome - Right click and select the option “Inspect”

    • Go to the “Application” tab

    • Click “Clear site data”

    • Close the inspect window and refresh the page