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Category: AWS CloudTrail

Using CloudTrail data events with Athena and CloudWatch to create an audit trail for DynamoDB tables events

Highly regulated industries must maintain an audit trail of events at various levels to meet regulatory and industry compliance requirements. Data events provide visibility into the resource operations performed on or in a resource, including object-level API activities such as delete, update, and put items. You can use AWS CloudTrail to create an audit trail […]

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Using AWS CloudTrail to propagate tags across related AWS resources - Part 1

Using AWS CloudTrail to propagate tags across related AWS resources – Part 1

AWS allows customers to assign metadata to their AWS resources in the form of tags. Each tag consists of a customer-defined key and an optional value. Tags can make it easier to manage, search for, and filter resources by purpose, owner, environment, or other criteria. AWS tags can be used for many purposes like organizing […]

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Using AWS CloudTrail to propagate tags across related AWS resources - Part 2

Using AWS CloudTrail to propagate tags across related AWS resources – Part 2

AWS allows customers to assign metadata to their AWS resources in the form of tags. Each tag consists of a customer-defined key and an optional value. Tags can make it easier to manage, search for, and filter resources by purpose, owner, environment, or other criteria. AWS tags can be used for many purposes like organizing […]

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Managing and monitoring API throttling in your workloads

Managing and monitoring API throttling in your workloads

When you’re architecting for the cloud, you need to keep API throttling in mind, particularly the types of calls and the frequency with which they are called. When the allotted rate limit for an API call is exceeded, you’ll receive an error response and the call will be throttled. Excessive API throttling can result in […]

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Use Amazon Athena and AWS CloudTrail to estimate billing for AWS Config rule evaluations

Use Amazon Athena and AWS CloudTrail to estimate billing for AWS Config rule evaluations

AWS Config is a service that enables you to audit your AWS resources for compliance to a desired configuration state. You are billed based on the number of Configuration Items (a point-in-time snapshot of an AWS resource) recorded and the number of AWS Config rules (a function that reports resource compliancy) evaluated per resource per […]

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Restrict Access by Member Account to a Centralized CloudTrail Logging Bucket

Restrict Access by member account to a centralized CloudTrail logging bucket

Logging and monitoring are critical components of a governance, risk, and compliance strategy. When you use AWS CloudTrail with AWS Organizations, you get an eagle-eye view of account activity across your AWS infrastructure. However, as your enterprise scales workloads in the cloud and accelerates cloud use, the logs can increase exponentially. Over time, you can […]

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Use AWS License Manager API operations to manage your Oracle licenses based on Oracle cloud policy

Use AWS License Manager API operations to manage your Oracle licenses based on Oracle cloud policy

Learn with Shree on how to use AWS License Manager API operations to manage your Oracle licenses (for databases running on Amazon RDS for Oracle, Amazon EC2 and on-premises servers) based on Oracle cloud policy. Additionally, learn how to use the built-in integration of License Manager API operations with AWS CloudTrail to prepare for vendor audit.

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Managing the multi-account environment using AWS Organizations and AWS Control Tower

Managing the multi-account environment using AWS Organizations and AWS Control Tower

This is the third post in our series about multi-account management. In the first post, Governance, risk, and compliance when establishing your cloud presence, we focus on design considerations for managing in a cloud environment. Our second post, Best Practices for Organizational Units with AWS Organizations, provides guidance for a production-ready organizational unit (OU) structure when creating […]

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Cost Optimization with nOps and CloudTrail

Cost optimization with nOps and CloudTrail

This post is co-authored by JT Giri, CEO and Founder at nOps, and Tomo Sakatoku, Principal Partner Solutions Architect at AWS Cost optimization is always critical to everyone. Customers make lots of effort to make sure their AWS Platform operates cost-effectively. AWS provides tools to help customers optimize and visualize costs. AWS Cost Explorer provides […]

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AWS CloudTrail Best Practices

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. AWS CloudTrail gives you a history of AWS calls for your account, including API calls made through the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, and command line tools. As a result, you can identify: Which users and accounts called AWS APIs […]

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