AWS CloudTrail is a service that enables you to log and monitor activity in an AWS account. CloudTrail events are delivered to an S3 bucket and are also available for viewing from the CloudTrail console. AWS CloudTrail can be configured to send events to CloudWatch where log events can be further monitored and audited for compliance.
In a use case that involves tracking and auditing account activity, AWS CloudTrail and Amazon CloudWatch have the following responsibilities:
In this lab, you will create a CloudTrail trail integrated with CloudWatch Logs. You will configure the CloudWatch metric filters and alarms to send notifications based on certain management events.
Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:
May 7th, 2023 - Updated instructions to specify Linux AMI
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December 18th, 2022 - Updated the instructions and screenshots to reflect the latest UI
June 13, 2022 - Updated instructions and screenshots to reflect the new launch instance wizard
May 11, 2022 - Updated instructions & screenshots
May 9th, 2022 - Updated lab security policy to support the new requirements for enabling CloudWatch logs from CloudTrail
August 13th, 2020 - Modified instructions to let students know that certain warning messages can be ignored
June 4th, 2020 - Modified the CloudTrail Trail validation check to be more tolerant of name and region variations
June 3rd, 2020 - Addressed an issue with the IAM policy
June 28th, 2019 - Added more S3 permissions to suppress S3 error messages that appear during the lab and improved instructions related to opening log files
January 10th, 2019 - Added a validation Lab Step to check the work you perform in the Lab
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