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

Note

This module is part of the community.aws collection (version 3.2.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

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.

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.16.0

  • botocore >= 1.19.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aws_access_key

aliases: ec2_access_key, 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.

aws_ca_bundle

path

The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.

Not used by boto 2 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.

Parameters can be found at https://botocore.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/reference/config.html#botocore.config.Config.

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

aliases: ec2_secret_key, 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.

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.

See https://docs.aws.amazon.com/awscloudtrail/latest/userguide/send-cloudtrail-events-to-cloudwatch-logs.html.

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.

See https://docs.aws.amazon.com/awscloudtrail/latest/userguide/send-cloudtrail-events-to-cloudwatch-logs.html.

Required when cloudwatch_logs_log_group_arn.

debug_botocore_endpoint_logs

boolean

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.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

ec2_url

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_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.

enable_log_file_validation

aliases: log_file_validation_enabled

boolean

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.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

enable_logging

boolean

Start or stop the CloudTrail logging. If stopped the trail will be paused and will not record events or deliver log files.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

include_global_events

aliases: include_global_service_events

boolean

Record API calls from global services such as IAM and STS.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

is_multi_region_trail

boolean

Specify whether the trail belongs only to one region or exists in all regions.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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.

See https://docs.aws.amazon.com/awscloudtrail/latest/userguide/encrypting-cloudtrail-log-files-with-aws-kms.html.

name

string

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.

Default: “default”

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

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.

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_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

s3_bucket_name

string

An existing S3 bucket where CloudTrail will deliver log files.

This bucket should exist and have the proper policy.

See https://docs.aws.amazon.com/awscloudtrail/latest/userguide/aggregating_logs_regions_bucket_policy.html.

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

aliases: aws_security_token, access_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.

sns_topic_name

string

SNS Topic name to send notifications to when a log file is delivered.

state

string

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.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

  • enabled

  • disabled

tags

dictionary

A hash/dictionary of tags to be applied to the CloudTrail resource.

Remove completely or specify an empty dictionary to remove all tags.

Default: {}

validate_certs

boolean

When set to “no”, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

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

  • When no credentials are explicitly provided the AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses will fall back to its configuration files (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

  • Modules based on the original AWS SDK (boto) may read their default configuration from different files. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html for more information.

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be defined in the configuration files.

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

Description

exists

boolean

whether the resource exists

Returned: always

Sample: true

trail

complex

CloudTrail resource details

Returned: always

Sample: “hash/dictionary of values”

cloud_watch_logs_log_group_arn

string

Full ARN of the CloudWatch Logs log group where events are delivered.

Returned: success when present

Sample: “arn:aws:logs:us-east-1:123456789012:log-group:CloudTrail/DefaultLogGroup:*”

cloud_watch_logs_role_arn

string

Full ARN of the IAM role that CloudTrail assumes to deliver events.

Returned: success when present

Sample: “arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/CloudTrail_CloudWatchLogs_Role”

has_custom_event_selectors

boolean

Whether any custom event selectors are used for this trail.

Returned: success

Sample: false

home_region

string

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

Returned: success

Sample: “us-east-1”

include_global_service_events

boolean

Whether global services (IAM, STS) are logged with this trail

Returned: success

Sample: true

is_logging

boolean

Whether logging is turned on or paused for the Trail

Returned: success

Sample: true

is_multi_region_trail

boolean

Whether the trail applies to all regions or just one

Returned: success

Sample: true

kms_key_id

string

Full ARN of the KMS Key used to encrypt log files.

Returned: success when present

Sample: “arn:aws:kms::123456789012:key/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012”

log_file_validation_enabled

boolean

Whether log file validation is enabled on the trail

Returned: success

Sample: true

name

string

Name of the CloudTrail resource

Returned: success

Sample: “default”

s3_bucket_name

string

S3 bucket name where log files are delivered

Returned: success

Sample: “myBucket”

s3_key_prefix

string

Key prefix in bucket where log files are delivered (if any)

Returned: success when present

Sample: “myKeyPrefix”

sns_topic_arn

string

Full ARN of the SNS topic where log delivery notifications are sent.

Returned: success when present

Sample: “arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:123456789012:topic/myTopic”

sns_topic_name

string

The SNS topic name where log delivery notifications are sent.

Returned: success when present

Sample: “myTopic”

tags

dictionary

hash/dictionary of tags applied to this resource

Returned: success

Sample: {“Name”: “default”, “environment”: “dev”}

trail_arn

string

Full ARN of the CloudTrail resource

Returned: success

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

Authors

  • Ansible Core Team

  • Ted Timmons (@tedder)

  • Daniel Shepherd (@shepdelacreme)