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CloudTrail Client - AWS SDK for JavaScript v3

@aws-sdk/client-cloudtrail

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Description

AWS SDK for JavaScript CloudTrail Client for Node.js, Browser and React Native.

CloudTrail

This is the CloudTrail API Reference. It provides descriptions of actions, data types, common parameters, and common errors for CloudTrail.

CloudTrail is a web service that records Amazon Web Services API calls for your Amazon Web Services account and delivers log files to an Amazon S3 bucket. The recorded information includes the identity of the user, the start time of the Amazon Web Services API call, the source IP address, the request parameters, and the response elements returned by the service.

As an alternative to the API, you can use one of the Amazon Web Services SDKs, which consist of libraries and sample code for various programming languages and platforms (Java, Ruby, .NET, iOS, Android, etc.). The SDKs provide programmatic access to CloudTrail. For example, the SDKs handle cryptographically signing requests, managing errors, and retrying requests automatically. For more information about the Amazon Web Services SDKs, including how to download and install them, see Tools to Build on Amazon Web Services.

See the CloudTrail User Guide for information about the data that is included with each Amazon Web Services API call listed in the log files.

Installing

To install the this package, simply type add or install @aws-sdk/client-cloudtrail using your favorite package manager:

  • npm install @aws-sdk/client-cloudtrail
  • yarn add @aws-sdk/client-cloudtrail
  • pnpm add @aws-sdk/client-cloudtrail

Getting Started

Import

The AWS SDK is modulized by clients and commands. To send a request, you only need to import the CloudTrailClient and the commands you need, for example AddTagsCommand:

// ES5 example
const { CloudTrailClient, AddTagsCommand } = require("@aws-sdk/client-cloudtrail");
// ES6+ example
import { CloudTrailClient, AddTagsCommand } from "@aws-sdk/client-cloudtrail";

Usage

To send a request, you:

  • Initiate client with configuration (e.g. credentials, region).
  • Initiate command with input parameters.
  • Call send operation on client with command object as input.
  • If you are using a custom http handler, you may call destroy() to close open connections.
// a client can be shared by different commands.
const client = new CloudTrailClient({ region: "REGION" });

const params = {
  /** input parameters */
};
const command = new AddTagsCommand(params);

Async/await

We recommend using await operator to wait for the promise returned by send operation as follows:

// async/await.
try {
  const data = await client.send(command);
  // process data.
} catch (error) {
  // error handling.
} finally {
  // finally.
}

Async-await is clean, concise, intuitive, easy to debug and has better error handling as compared to using Promise chains or callbacks.

Promises

You can also use Promise chaining to execute send operation.

client.send(command).then(
  (data) => {
    // process data.
  },
  (error) => {
    // error handling.
  }
);

Promises can also be called using .catch() and .finally() as follows:

client
  .send(command)
  .then((data) => {
    // process data.
  })
  .catch((error) => {
    // error handling.
  })
  .finally(() => {
    // finally.
  });

Callbacks

We do not recommend using callbacks because of callback hell, but they are supported by the send operation.

// callbacks.
client.send(command, (err, data) => {
  // process err and data.
});

v2 compatible style

The client can also send requests using v2 compatible style. However, it results in a bigger bundle size and may be dropped in next major version. More details in the blog post on modular packages in AWS SDK for JavaScript

import * as AWS from "@aws-sdk/client-cloudtrail";
const client = new AWS.CloudTrail({ region: "REGION" });

// async/await.
try {
  const data = await client.addTags(params);
  // process data.
} catch (error) {
  // error handling.
}

// Promises.
client
  .addTags(params)
  .then((data) => {
    // process data.
  })
  .catch((error) => {
    // error handling.
  });

// callbacks.
client.addTags(params, (err, data) => {
  // process err and data.
});

Troubleshooting

When the service returns an exception, the error will include the exception information, as well as response metadata (e.g. request id).

try {
  const data = await client.send(command);
  // process data.
} catch (error) {
  const { requestId, cfId, extendedRequestId } = error.$$metadata;
  console.log({ requestId, cfId, extendedRequestId });
  /**
   * The keys within exceptions are also parsed.
   * You can access them by specifying exception names:
   * if (error.name === 'SomeServiceException') {
   *     const value = error.specialKeyInException;
   * }
   */
}

Getting Help

Please use these community resources for getting help. We use the GitHub issues for tracking bugs and feature requests, but have limited bandwidth to address them.

To test your universal JavaScript code in Node.js, browser and react-native environments, visit our code samples repo.

Contributing

This client code is generated automatically. Any modifications will be overwritten the next time the @aws-sdk/client-cloudtrail package is updated. To contribute to client you can check our generate clients scripts.

License

This SDK is distributed under the Apache License, Version 2.0, see LICENSE for more information.