AWS CloudTrail is enabled on all AWS accounts and the past 7 days of account activity are available without the need to explicitly set up CloudTrail.

AWS CloudTrail must be configured with a CloudTrail trail to deliver account activity to Amazon S3 bucket or send activity to Amazon CloudWatch Logs and Amazon CloudWatch Events.

AWS CloudTrail must be configured with a CloudTrail trail to log account activity beyond 7 day period or to record account activity to Amazon S3 bucket. For more details, see the CloudTrail documentation and frequently asked questions.

 

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