community.aws.cloudtrail – manage CloudTrail create, delete, update

Note

This plugin is part of the community.aws collection (version 1.5.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.aws.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.aws.cloudtrail.

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

  • Creates, deletes, or updates CloudTrail configuration. Ensures logging is also enabled.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • boto

  • boto3

  • botocore

  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_access_key
string
AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.
If profile is set this parameter is ignored.
Passing the aws_access_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_ca_bundle
path
The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.
Only used for boto3 based modules.
Note: The CA Bundle is read 'module' side and may need to be explicitly copied from the controller if not run locally.
aws_config
dictionary
A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.
Only the 'user_agent' key is used for boto modules. See http://boto.cloudhackers.com/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html#boto for more boto configuration.
aws_secret_key
string
AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.
If profile is set this parameter is ignored.
Passing the aws_secret_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
cloudwatch_logs_log_group_arn
string
A full ARN specifying a valid CloudWatch log group to which CloudTrail logs will be delivered. The log group should already exist.
Required when cloudwatch_logs_role_arn.
cloudwatch_logs_role_arn
string
Specifies a full ARN for an IAM role that assigns the proper permissions for CloudTrail to create and write to the log group.
Required when cloudwatch_logs_log_group_arn.
debug_botocore_endpoint_logs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) "resource:action" API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook. The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.
ec2_url
string
Url to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_url
enable_log_file_validation
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether log file integrity validation is enabled.
CloudTrail will create a hash for every log file delivered and produce a signed digest file that can be used to ensure log files have not been tampered.

aliases: log_file_validation_enabled
enable_logging
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Start or stop the CloudTrail logging. If stopped the trail will be paused and will not record events or deliver log files.
include_global_events
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Record API calls from global services such as IAM and STS.

aliases: include_global_service_events
is_multi_region_trail
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Specify whether the trail belongs only to one region or exists in all regions.
kms_key_id
string
Specifies the KMS key ID to use to encrypt the logs delivered by CloudTrail. This also has the effect of enabling log file encryption.
The value can be an alias name prefixed by "alias/", a fully specified ARN to an alias, a fully specified ARN to a key, or a globally unique identifier.
name
string
Default:
"default"
Name for the CloudTrail.
Names are unique per-region unless the CloudTrail is a multi-region trail, in which case it is unique per-account.
profile
string
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
Using profile will override aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token and support for passing them at the same time as profile has been deprecated.
aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token will be made mutually exclusive with profile after 2022-06-01.

aliases: aws_profile
region
string
The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
s3_bucket_name
string
An existing S3 bucket where CloudTrail will deliver log files.
This bucket should exist and have the proper policy.
Required when state=present.
s3_key_prefix
string
S3 Key prefix for delivered log files. A trailing slash is not necessary and will be removed.
security_token
string
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.
If profile is set this parameter is ignored.
Passing the security_token and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aliases: aws_security_token, access_token
sns_topic_name
string
SNS Topic name to send notifications to when a log file is delivered.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • enabled
  • disabled
Add or remove CloudTrail configuration.
The following states have been preserved for backwards compatibility: state=enabled and state=disabled.
state=enabled is equivalet to state=present.
state=disabled is equivalet to state=absent.
tags
dictionary
Default:
{}
A hash/dictionary of tags to be applied to the CloudTrail resource.
Remove completely or specify an empty dictionary to remove all tags.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_PROFILE or AWS_DEFAULT_PROFILE, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION, AWS_CA_BUNDLE

  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Examples

- name: create single region cloudtrail
  community.aws.cloudtrail:
    state: present
    name: default
    s3_bucket_name: mylogbucket
    s3_key_prefix: cloudtrail
    region: us-east-1

- name: create multi-region trail with validation and tags
  community.aws.cloudtrail:
    state: present
    name: default
    s3_bucket_name: mylogbucket
    region: us-east-1
    is_multi_region_trail: true
    enable_log_file_validation: true
    cloudwatch_logs_role_arn: "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/CloudTrail_CloudWatchLogs_Role"
    cloudwatch_logs_log_group_arn: "arn:aws:logs:us-east-1:123456789012:log-group:CloudTrail/DefaultLogGroup:*"
    kms_key_id: "alias/MyAliasName"
    tags:
      environment: dev
      Name: default

- name: show another valid kms_key_id
  community.aws.cloudtrail:
    state: present
    name: default
    s3_bucket_name: mylogbucket
    kms_key_id: "arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:123456789012:key/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012"
    # simply "12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012" would be valid too.

- name: pause logging the trail we just created
  community.aws.cloudtrail:
    state: present
    name: default
    enable_logging: false
    s3_bucket_name: mylogbucket
    region: us-east-1
    is_multi_region_trail: true
    enable_log_file_validation: true
    tags:
      environment: dev
      Name: default

- name: delete a trail
  community.aws.cloudtrail:
    state: absent
    name: default

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
exists
boolean
always
whether the resource exists

Sample:
True
trail
complex
always
CloudTrail resource details

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
 
cloud_watch_logs_log_group_arn
string
success when present
Full ARN of the CloudWatch Logs log group where events are delivered.

Sample:
arn:aws:logs:us-east-1:123456789012:log-group:CloudTrail/DefaultLogGroup:*
 
cloud_watch_logs_role_arn
string
success when present
Full ARN of the IAM role that CloudTrail assumes to deliver events.

Sample:
arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/CloudTrail_CloudWatchLogs_Role
 
has_custom_event_selectors
boolean
success
Whether any custom event selectors are used for this trail.

 
home_region
string
success
The home region where the trail was originally created and must be edited.

Sample:
us-east-1
 
include_global_service_events
boolean
success
Whether global services (IAM, STS) are logged with this trail

Sample:
True
 
is_logging
boolean
success
Whether logging is turned on or paused for the Trail

Sample:
True
 
is_multi_region_trail
boolean
success
Whether the trail applies to all regions or just one

Sample:
True
 
kms_key_id
string
success when present
Full ARN of the KMS Key used to encrypt log files.

Sample:
arn:aws:kms::123456789012:key/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012
 
log_file_validation_enabled
boolean
success
Whether log file validation is enabled on the trail

Sample:
True
 
name
string
success
Name of the CloudTrail resource

Sample:
default
 
s3_bucket_name
string
success
S3 bucket name where log files are delivered

Sample:
myBucket
 
s3_key_prefix
string
success when present
Key prefix in bucket where log files are delivered (if any)

Sample:
myKeyPrefix
 
sns_topic_arn
string
success when present
Full ARN of the SNS topic where log delivery notifications are sent.

Sample:
arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:123456789012:topic/myTopic
 
sns_topic_name
string
success when present
The SNS topic name where log delivery notifications are sent.

Sample:
myTopic
 
tags
dictionary
success
hash/dictionary of tags applied to this resource

Sample:
{'Name': 'default', 'environment': 'dev'}
 
trail_arn
string
success
Full ARN of the CloudTrail resource

Sample:
arn:aws:cloudtrail:us-east-1:123456789012:trail/default


Authors

  • Ansible Core Team

  • Ted Timmons (@tedder)

  • Daniel Shepherd (@shepdelacreme)