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Document History

The following table describes the documentation release history of AWS CloudTrail.

  • API version: 2013-11-01

  • Latest documentation update: June 14, 2018


Change Description Release Date
Added functionality This release supports logging all CloudTrail management events in Event history. For more information, see Viewing Events with CloudTrail Event History. June 14, 2018
Added service support This release supports AWS Billing and Cost Management. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. June 7, 2018
Added service support This release supports Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS). See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. June 5, 2018
Updated documentation This update supports the following patch release for the CloudTrail Processing Library: [See the AWS documentation website for more details] For more information, see Using the CloudTrail Processing Library and the CloudTrail Processing Library on GitHub. May 16, 2018
Added service support This release supports AWS Billing and Cost Management. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. June 7, 2018
Added service support This release supports Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS). See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. June 5, 2018
Updated documentation This update supports the following patch release for the CloudTrail Processing Library: [See the AWS documentation website for more details] For more information, see Using the CloudTrail Processing Library and the CloudTrail Processing Library on GitHub. May 16, 2018
Added service support This release supports AWS X-Ray. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 25, 2018
Added service support This release supports AWS IoT Analytics. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 23, 2018
Added service support This release supports Secrets Manager. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 10, 2018
Added service support This release supports Amazon Rekognition. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 6, 2018
Added service support This release supports AWS Private Certificate Authority (PCA). See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 4, 2018
Added functionality This release supports making it easier to search CloudTrail log files with Amazon Athena. You can automatically create tables for querying logs directly from the CloudTrail console, and use those tables to run queries in Athena. For more information, see CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations and Creating a Table for CloudTrail Logs in the CloudTrail Console. March 15, 2018
Added service support This release supports AWS AppSync. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. February 13, 2018
Added region support This release supports an additional region: Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) (ap-northeast-3). See CloudTrail Supported Regions. February 12, 2018
Added service support This release supports AWS Shield. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. Februrary 12, 2018
Added service support This release supports Amazon SageMaker. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. January 11, 2018
Added service support This release supports AWS Batch. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. January 10, 2018
Added functionality This release supports extending the amount of account activity that is available in CloudTrail event history to 90 days. You can also customize the display of columns to improve the view of your CloudTrail events. For more information, see Viewing Events with CloudTrail Event History. December 12, 2017
Added service support This release supports Amazon WorkMail. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. December 12, 2017
Added service support This release supports Alexa for Business, AWS Elemental MediaConvert, and AWS Elemental MediaStore. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. December 1, 2017
Added functionality and documentation This release supports logging data events for AWS Lambda functions. For more information, see Logging Data and Management Events for Trails. November 30, 2017
Added functionality and documentation This release supports logging data events for AWS Lambda functions. For more information, see Logging Data and Management Events for Trails. November 30, 2017
Added functionality and documentation This release supports the following updates to the CloudTrail Processing Library: [See the AWS documentation website for more details] For more information, see Using the CloudTrail Processing Library and the CloudTrail Processing Library on GitHub. November 30, 2017
Added service support This release supports AWS Glue. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. November 7, 2017
New documentation This release adds a new topic, Limits in AWS CloudTrail. October 19, 2017
Updated documentation This release updates the documentation of APIs supported in CloudTrail event history for Amazon Athena, AWS CodeBuild, Amazon Elastic Container Registry, and AWS Migration Hub. October 13, 2017
Added service support This release supports Amazon Chime. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. September 27, 2017
Added functionality and documentation This release supports configuring data event logging for all Amazon S3 buckets in your AWS account. See Logging Data and Management Events for Trails. September 20, 2017
Added service support This release supports Amazon Lex. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. August 15, 2017
Added service support This release supports AWS Migration Hub. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. August 14, 2017
Added functionality and documentation This release supports CloudTrail being enabled by default for all AWS accounts. The past seven days of account activity are available in CloudTrail event history, and the most recent events appear on the console dashboard. The feature formerly known as API activity history has been replaced by Event history. For more information, see How CloudTrail Works. August 14, 2017
Added functionality and documentation This release supports downloading events from the CloudTrail console on the API activity history page. You can download events in JSON or CSV format. For more information, see Downloading Events. July 27, 2017
Added functionality This release supports logging Amazon S3 object level API operations in two additional regions, EU (London) and Canada (Central). For more information, see Logging Data and Management Events for Trails. July 19, 2017
Added service support This release supports looking up APIs for Amazon CloudWatch Events in the CloudTrail API activity history feature. June 27, 2017
Added functionality and documentation This release supports additional APIs in the CloudTrail API activity history feature for the following services: [See the AWS documentation website for more details] June 27, 2017
Added service support This release supports AWS CodeStar. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. June 14, 2017
Added functionality and documentation This release supports the following updates to the CloudTrail Processing Library: [See the AWS documentation website for more details] For more information, see Using the CloudTrail Processing Library and the CloudTrail Processing Library on GitHub. June 1, 2017
Added service support This release supports Amazon Athena. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. May 19, 2017
Added functionality This release supports sending data events to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. For more information about configuring your trail to log data events, see Data Events. For more information about sending events to CloudWatch Logs, see Monitoring CloudTrail Log Files with Amazon CloudWatch Logs. May 9, 2017
Added service support This release supports the AWS Marketplace Metering Service. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. May 2, 2017
Added service support This release supports Amazon QuickSight. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 28, 2017
Added functionality and documentation This release supports an updated console experience for creating new trails. You can now configure a new trail to log management and data events. For more information, see Creating a Trail. April 11, 2017
Added documentation If CloudTrail is not delivering logs to your S3 bucket or sending SNS notifications from some regions in your account, you may need to update the policies. To learn more about updating your S3 bucket policy, see Common S3 Policy Configuration Errors. To learn more about updating your SNS topic policy, see Common SNS Policy Configuration Errors. March 31, 2017
Added service support This release supports AWS Organizations. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. February 27, 2017
Added functionality and documentation This release supports an updated console experience for configuring trails for logging management and data events. For more information, see Logging Data and Management Events for Trails. February 10, 2017
Added service support This release supports Amazon Cloud Directory. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. January 26, 2017
Added functionality and documentation This release supports looking up APIs for AWS CodeCommit, Amazon GameLift, and AWS Managed Services in the CloudTrail API activity history. January 26, 2017
Added functionality This release supports integration with the AWS Personal Health Dashboard. You can use the Personal Health Dashboard to identify if your trails are unable to deliver logs to an SNS topic or S3 bucket. This can occur when there is an issue with the policy for the S3 bucket or SNS topic. Personal Health Dashboard notifies you about the affected trails and recommends ways to fix the policy.For more information, see the AWS Health User Guide. January 24, 2017
Added functionality and documentation This release supports filtering by event source in the CloudTrail console. Event source shows the AWS service to which the request was made. For more information, see Viewing CloudTrail Events in the CloudTrail Console. January 12, 2017
Added service support This release supports AWS CodeCommit. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. January 11, 2017
Added service support This release supports Amazon Lightsail. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. December 23, 2016
Added service support This release supports AWS Managed Services. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. December 21, 2016
Added region support This release supports the EU (London) Region. See CloudTrail Supported Regions. December 13, 2016
Added region support This release supports the Canada (Central) Region. See CloudTrail Supported Regions. December 8, 2016
Added service support This release supports AWS CodeBuild See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. This release supports AWS Health. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. This release supports AWS Step Functions. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. December 1, 2016
Added service support This release supports Amazon Polly. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. November 30, 2016
Added service support This release supports AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. November 23, 2016
Added functionality and documentation This release supports configuring your trail to log read-only, write-only, or all events. CloudTrail supports logging Amazon S3 object level API operations such as GetObject, PutObject, and DeleteObject. You can configure your trails to log object level API operations. For more information, see Logging Data and Management Events for Trails. November 21, 2016
Added functionality and documentation This release supports additional values for the type field in the userIdentity element: AWSAccount and AWSService. For more information, see the Fields for userIdentity. November 16, 2016
Added service support This release supports AWS Server Migration Service. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. November 14, 2016
Added service support This release supports Application Auto Scaling. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. October 31, 2016
Added region support This release supports the US East (Ohio) Region. See CloudTrail Supported Regions. October 17, 2016
Added functionality and documentation This release supports logging non-API AWS service events. For more information, see AWS Service Events. September 23, 2016
Added functionality and documentation This release supports using the CloudTrail console to view resource types that are supported by AWS Config. For more information, see Viewing Resources Referenced with AWS Config. July 7, 2016
Added service support This release supports AWS Service Catalog. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. July 6, 2016
Added service support This release supports Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS). See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. June 28, 2016
Added region support This release supports one additional region: ap-south-1 (Asia Pacific (Mumbai)). See CloudTrail Supported Regions. June 27, 2016
Added service support This release supports AWS Application Discovery Service. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. May 12, 2016
Added service support This release supports CloudWatch Logs in the South America (São Paulo) Region. For more information, see Monitoring CloudTrail Log Files with Amazon CloudWatch Logs. May 6, 2016
Added service support This release supports AWS WAF. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 28, 2016
Added service support This release supports AWS Support. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 21, 2016
Added service support This release supports Amazon Inspector. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 20, 2016
Added service support This release supports AWS IoT. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 11, 2016
Added functionality and documentation This release supports logging AWS Security Token Service (AWS STS) API calls made with Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) and web identity federation. For more information, see Values for AWS STS APIs with SAML and Web Identity Federation. March 28, 2016
Added service support This release supports AWS Certificate Manager. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. March 25, 2016
Added service support This release supports Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. March 17, 2016
Added service support This release supports Amazon CloudWatch Logs. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. March 10, 2016
Added service support This release supports Amazon Cognito. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. February 18, 2016
Added service support This release supports AWS Database Migration Service. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. February 4, 2016
Added service support This release supports Amazon GameLift (GameLift). See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. January 27, 2016
Added service support This release supports Amazon CloudWatch Events. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. January 16, 2016
Added region support This release supports one additional region: ap-northeast-2 (Asia Pacific (Seoul)). See CloudTrail Supported Regions. January 6, 2016
Added service support This release supports Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR). See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. December 21, 2015
Added functionality and documentation This release supports turning on CloudTrail across all regions and support for multiple trails per region. For more information, see How Does CloudTrail Behave Regionally and Globally?. December 17, 2015
Added service support This release supports Amazon Machine Learning. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. December 10, 2015
Added functionality and documentation This release supports log file encryption, log file integrity validation, and tagging. For more information, see Encrypting CloudTrail Log Files with AWS KMS–Managed Keys (SSE-KMS), Validating CloudTrail Log File Integrity, and Updating a Trail. October 1, 2015
Added service support This release supports Amazon Elasticsearch Service. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. October 1, 2015
Added service support This release supports Amazon S3 bucket level events. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. September 1, 2015
Added service support This release supports AWS Device Farm. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. July 13, 2015
Added service support This release supports Amazon API Gateway. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. July 9, 2015
Added service support This release supports AWS CodePipeline. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. July 9, 2015
Added service support This release supports Amazon DynamoDB. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. May 28, 2015
Added service support This release supports CloudWatch Logs in the US West (N. California) region. See the CloudTrail release notes. For more information about CloudTrail support for CloudWatch Logs monitoring, see Monitoring CloudTrail Log Files with Amazon CloudWatch Logs. May 19, 2015
Added service support This release supports AWS Directory Service. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. May 14, 2015
Added service support This release supports Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES). See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. May 7, 2015
Added service support This release supports Amazon Elastic Container Service See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 9, 2015
Added service support This release supports AWS Lambda. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 9, 2015
Added service support This release supports Amazon WorkSpaces. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 9, 2015
This release supports the lookup of AWS activity captured by CloudTrail (CloudTrail events). You can look up and filter events in your account related to creation, modification, or deletion. To look up these events, you can use the CloudTrail console, the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), or the AWS SDK. For more information, see Viewing Events with CloudTrail Event History. March 12, 2015
Added service support and new documentation This release supports Amazon CloudWatch Logs in the Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and EU (Frankfurt) regions. Additional CloudWatch alarm examples have been added to Creating CloudWatch Alarms for CloudTrail Events, and a new page has been added: Using a AWS CloudFormation Template to Create CloudWatch Alarms. March 5, 2015
Added API support This release supports Amazon EC2 Systems Manager (SSM). SSM lets you configure, manage and easily deploy custom Windows instance configurations. For more information about SSM, see Managing Windows Instance Configuration. For information about the SSM API calls logged by CloudTrail, see Logging SSM API Calls Using AWS CloudTrail. February 17, 2015
New documentation A new section that describes CloudTrail support for AWS Security Token Service (AWS STS) regional endpoints has been added to the CloudTrail Concepts page. February 17, 2015
Added service support This release supports Amazon Route 53. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. February 11, 2015
Added service support This release supports AWS Config. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. February 10, 2015
Added service support This release supports AWS CloudHSM. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. January 8, 2015
Added service support This release supports AWS CodeDeploy. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. December 17, 2014
Added service support This release supports AWS Storage Gateway. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. December 16, 2014
Added region support This release supports one additional region: us-gov-west-1 (AWS GovCloud (US)). See CloudTrail Supported Regions. December 16, 2014
Added service support This release supports Amazon Glacier. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. December 11, 2014
Added service support This release supports AWS Data Pipeline. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. December 2, 2014
Added service support This release supports AWS Key Management Service. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. November 12, 2014
New documentation A new section, Monitoring CloudTrail Log Files with Amazon CloudWatch Logs, has been added to the guide. It describes how to use Amazon CloudWatch Logs to monitor CloudTrail log events. November 10, 2014
New documentation A new section, Using the CloudTrail Processing Library, has been added to the guide. It provides information about how to write a CloudTrail log processor in Java using the AWS CloudTrail Processing Library. November 5, 2014
Added service support This release supports Amazon Elastic Transcoder. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. October 27, 2014
Added region support This release supports one additional region: eu-central-1 (EU (Frankfurt)). See CloudTrail Supported Regions. October 23, 2014
Added service support This release supports Amazon CloudSearch. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. October 16, 2014
Added service support This release supports Amazon Simple Notification Service. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. October 09, 2014
Added service support This release supports Amazon ElastiCache. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. September 15, 2014
Added service support This release supports Amazon WorkDocs. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. August 27, 2014
Added new content This release includes a topic that discusses logging sign-in events. See AWS Console Sign-in Events. July 24, 2014
Added new content The eventVersion element for this release has been upgraded to version 1.02 and three new fields have been added. See CloudTrail Record Contents. July 18, 2014
Added service support This release supports Auto Scaling (see CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations). July 17, 2014
Added region support This release supports three additional regions: ap-southeast-1 (Asia Pacific (Singapore)), ap-northeast-1 (Asia Pacific (Tokyo)), sa-east-1 (South America (São Paulo)). See CloudTrail Supported Regions. June 30, 2014
Additional service support This release supports Amazon Redshift. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. June 10, 2014
Added service support This release supports AWS OpsWorks. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. June 5, 2014
Added service support This release supports Amazon CloudFront. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. May 28, 2014
Added region support This release supports three additional regions: us-west-1 (US West (N. California)), eu-west-1 (EU (Ireland)), ap-southeast-2 (Asia Pacific (Sydney)). See CloudTrail Supported Regions. May 13, 2014
Added service support This release supports Amazon Simple Workflow Service. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. May 9, 2014
Added new content This release includes topics that discuss sharing log files between accounts. See Sharing CloudTrail Log Files Between AWS Accounts. May 2, 2014
Added service support This release supports Amazon CloudWatch. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 28, 2014
Added service support This release supports Amazon Kinesis. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 22, 2014
Added service support This release supports AWS Direct Connect. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 11, 2014
Added service support This release supports Amazon EMR. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 4, 2014
Added service support This release supports Elastic Beanstalk. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. April 2, 2014
Additional service support This release supports AWS CloudFormation. See CloudTrail Supported Services and Integrations. March 7, 2014
New guide This release introduces AWS CloudTrail. November 13, 2013