How to use AWS CloudTrail for API auditing

In this article I will show you how to use AWS CloudTrail. But before that let’s discuss what is cloudTrail

What is CloudTrail?

AWS CloudTrail is a service that enables governance, compliance, operational auditing, and risk auditing of your AWS account. With CloudTrail, you can log, continuously monitor, and retain account activity related to actions across your AWS infrastructure. CloudTrail provides event history of your AWS account activity, including actions taken through the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, command-line tools, and other AWS services. This event history simplifies security analysis, resource change tracking, and troubleshooting. In addition, you can use CloudTrail to detect unusual activity in your AWS accounts. These capabilities help simplify operational analysis and troubleshooting.

How to use CloudTrail

Here is a tutorial created on how you can use CloudTrail to do a full site audit.


Technical auditing is an important part of any organization. You can easily do that in AWS via CloudTrail

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