Posted On: Feb 16, 2023

AWS Control Tower now provides you with the ability to trace a customization request through the entire AWS Control Tower Account Factory for Terraform (AFT) workflow. With AFT, Terraform customers can automate the creation of fully functional accounts that grant them access to all the resources they need to be productive. This feature enhancement allows customers to track where their customizations are in the pipeline and enables them to identify and troubleshoot issues more easily.

With this enhancement, AFT now generates a unique tracing token for every customization request. This token passes through the AFT customization AWS Step Functions state machine, which logs the token during execution. Customers have access to Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights queries where they can search for a time-stamp range and retrieve the request token. As a result, customers can see payloads that accompany the token and trace their customization requests through the entire workflow.

AWS Control Tower offers a streamlined way to set up and govern a new, secure, multi-account AWS environment that’s based on AWS best practices. To learn more about AFT, visit Overview of AWS AFT, or see the AWS Control Tower User Guide. This feature is available in all regions where AWS Control Tower is available. For a full list of AWS Regions where AWS Control Tower is available, see the AWS Region Table.