AWS WAF Logger
The AWS WAF is an amazing feature however actually getting meaningful logs out of it can be a pain. Since putting it in-place we have been wanting to analyse the traffic patterns and which rules are getting hit. However, at this time AWS does not provide such a log stream.
To remedy this we have created this small scheduled Lambda which queries the AWS SDK
GetSampledRequests action to fetch any matches and store them in S3 and/or Loggly.
This allows us to look at current and historical data about the WAF's actions.
You must first specify your desired configuration within
env.yml.example as a template.
This service uses Serverless to manage provisioning the Lambda, so with this present on your machine you can simply execute:
$ serverless deploy -v
Depending on if you have configured to output the logs to S3 and/or Loggly you will now begin to see any resulting output based on your check frequency.
GetSampledRequests only returns a 'sample' (max 500) among the first 5,000 request that your resource receives during the specified time range.
As such the check frequency may need to be adjusted according to your throughput.