This solution provides an administrator a 360-degree logging view of an AWS account, including both application and infrastructure, as well as AWS-native logs.
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AWS Centralized Logging Solution

The AWS Centralized Logging Solution is a reference implementation that provides a foundation for logging to a centralized account. Customers can leverage the solution to index CloudTrail Logs, CW Logs, VPC Flow Logs on a ElasticSearch domain. The logs can then be searched on different fields.

Getting Started

To get started with the AWS Centralized Logging Solution, please review the solution documentation.

Running unit tests for customization

  • Clone the repository, then make the desired code changes
  • Next, run unit tests to make sure added customization passes the tests
cd ./deployment
chmod +x ./  \n
./ \n

Building distributable for customization

  • Configure the bucket name of your target Amazon S3 distribution bucket
export TEMPLATE_OUTPUT_BUCKET=my-bucket-name # bucket where cfn template will reside
export DIST_OUTPUT_BUCKET=my-bucket-name # bucket where customized code will reside
export VERSION=my-version # version number for the customized code

Note: You would have to create 2 buckets, one with prefix 'my-bucket-name' and another regional bucket with prefix 'my-bucket-name-<aws_region>'; aws_region is where you are testing the customized solution. Also, the assets in bucket should be publicly accessible

  • Now build the distributable:
chmod +x ./ \n
  • Deploy the distributable to an Amazon S3 bucket in your account. Note: you must have the AWS Command Line Interface installed.
aws s3 cp ./dist/ s3://my-bucket-name/centralized-logging/<my-version>/ --recursive --exclude "*" --include "*.template" --include "*.json" --acl bucket-owner-full-control --profile aws-cred-profile-name \n
aws s3 cp ./dist/ s3://my-bucket-name-<aws_region>/centralized-logging/<my-version>/ --recursive --exclude "*" --include "*.zip" --acl bucket-owner-full-control --profile aws-cred-profile-name \n
  • Get the link of the centralized-logging-primary.template uploaded to your Amazon S3 bucket.
  • Deploy the AWS Centralized Logging Solution to your account by launching a new AWS CloudFormation stack using the link of the centralized-logging-primary.template.

File Structure

The AWS Centralized Logging Solution project consists of indexing microservices which is deployed to a serverless environment in AWS Lambda.

    |-indexing/      [ microservice for indexing logs on ES domain ]
        |-[ service module unit tests ]
        |-basic-dashboard.json [ sample dashboard for kibana ]
        |-logger.js [ logger class ]
        |-metrics-helper.js [ helper module for sending anonymous metrics ]
      |-index.js [ injection point for microservice ]
    |-auth/      [ microservice for enabling Cognito auth ]
      |-index.js [ injection point for microservice ]
      |-logger.js [ logger class ]

v2.2.0 changes

* Amazon Cognito integration for user login
* Elasticsearch version update to 6.3
* Elasticsearch encryption at rest
* T-shirt sizing update

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