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Integrate Opsgenie with Amazon CloudTrail

The recorded information from Amazon CloudTrail includes the identity of the API caller, the time of the API call, the source IP address of the API caller, the request parameters, and the response elements returned by the AWS service.

Opsgenie is an alert and notification management solution that is highly complementary to Amazon CloudTrail. With this integration, Opsgenie alerts are created for Amazon CloudTrail notifications.

What does Opsgenie offer Amazon CloudTrail users?

Use Opsgenie’s Amazon CloudTrail Integration to forward Amazon CloudTrail notifications to Opsgenie. Opsgenie determines the right people to notify based on on-call schedules– notifies via email, text messages (SMS), phone calls and iOS & Android push notifications, and escalates alerts until the alert is acknowledged or closed.

Functionality of the integration

When Amazon CloudTrail receives a new log, an alert is created in Opsgenie automatically through the integration.

Add Amazon CloudTrail Integration to Opsgenie

  1. Go to Settings → Integrations. Search for Amazon CloudTrail and select Add

Under the Free and Essentials plans, the tabs under the Team dashboard are limited to Main, Integrations, Members, and Activity Stream.

2. Specify who is notified of Amazon CloudTrail alerts using the Responders field. Auto-complete suggestions are provided as you type.

Did you know that you can also add this integration from your team dashboard? 

If you want your team to be the owner of this integration, add it from your team dashboard. Opsgenie will assign the alerts received through this integration to your team only.

To do that;

  1. Go to Teams,

  2. Find your team and select it to go to your team dashboard,

  3. From your team navigation, select Integrations,

  4. Select Add integration.

3. Click Save Integration.

Amazon CloudTrail integration

Configuration in Amazon CloudTrail

  1. Go to SNS dashboard. From the dashboard click the Create Topic action.

Amazon CloudTrail SNS dashboard

2. Fill in the required fields and click Create topic.

Amazon CloudTrail create  topic

3. From Topic details page click Create subscription.

Amazon CloudTrail topic details

4. Choose HTTPS in the "Protocol" field and in the "Endpoint" field, paste the URL from the Opsgenie’s Amazon CloudTrail integration page (There is a sample in the section Add Amazon CloudTrail Integration to Opsgenie). Then click Create subscription.

Amazon CloudTrail create subscription

Upon successfully configuring SNS subscription to Opsgenie a confirmation alert is created in Opsgenie.

Amazon CloudTrail confirmation alert

5. Configure Amazon SNS notifications for Amazon CloudTrail to send notifications to the SNS topic previously created.

6. From Amazon CloudTrail Console navigate to Trails. Add a new trail or use an existing one.

Amazon CloudTrail console trails

7. In the S3 tab, click Advanced and from there choose SNS topic, then click Save.

Amazon CloudTrail S3 tab

Sample Payload from Opsgenie Amazon CloudTrail Integration


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 { "Type": "Notification", "MessageId": "d7b0abd-f459-5627-b6e7-5a4cc1f84dcd", "TopicArn": "arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:3456xxxxxx:og", "Message": "{\"s3Bucket\":\"opsgenietest\",\"s3ObjectKey\":[\"AWSLogs/345678xxxxxx/CloudTrail/us-east-1/2017/01/12/345678xxxxx_CloudTrail_us-east-1_20170112T0740Z_Q8aey31rGgtoAp9d.json.gz\"]}", "Timestamp": "2017-01-12T07:42:25.469Z", "SignatureVersion": "1", "Signature": "OAXw/gb6ciZSbwZ3o1Moh7U5/1m4uBGnqQmbwL8AGuuOa2Yo9sSaHjUf0Qf4BMtlRQ5pc4ghkW0LWKyHTIikKa4MFjlrgMLf7AaYJgh/5bDhorgdiXSk04PD/me2M9Sv85xZufEj9V0ys1PnwP6X877YFKz6iDNQ9Lyi1woaRmtCPmEtbpwjWYQJRlTpEv+exuqVjm7bgfTV+1DjB5kfFdK4X8Py9lpFMyaIiT24yffTAMLssp8wcGb8ygGxX9kD0JRfIlnAtM3Mn9NI7jmCXiE4iNpISMMlNSDPrUuzUSBzXrt3ArMraLdQ==", "SigningCertURL": "https://sns.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/SimpleNotificationService-b95095bebf6a046b3aafc7f4149a.pem", "UnsubscribeURL": "https://sns.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/?Action=Unsubscribe&SubscriptionArn=arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:345678xxxxx:og:949xxxxx-fed7-4456-b172-3a5xxxxxx41" }

This payload is parsed by Opsgenie as:


1 2 3 4 { "s3Bucket": "opsgenietest", "s3ObjectKey": "AWSLogs/3456xxxxxxxx/CloudTrail/us-east-1/2017/01/12/34567xxxxxxx_CloudTrail_us-east-1_20170112T0740Z_Q8aey31rGgtoAp9d.json.gz" }
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