Amazon MQ
Developer Guide

Logging Amazon MQ API Calls Using AWS CloudTrail

Amazon MQ is integrated with AWS CloudTrail, a service that provides a record of the Amazon MQ calls that a user, role, or AWS service makes. CloudTrail captures API calls related to Amazon MQ brokers and configurations as events, including calls from the Amazon MQ console and code calls from Amazon MQ APIs. For more information about CloudTrail, see the AWS CloudTrail User Guide.

Note

CloudTrail doesn't log API calls related to ActiveMQ operations (for example, sending and receiving messages) or to the ActiveMQ Web Console. To log information related to ActiveMQ operations, you can configure Amazon MQ to publish general and audit logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs.

Using the information that CloudTrail collects, you can identify a specific request to an Amazon MQ API, the IP address of the requester, the requester's identity, the date and time of the request, and so on. If you configure a trail, you can enable continuous delivery of CloudTrail events to an Amazon S3 bucket. If you don't configure a trail, you can view the most recent events in the event history in the CloudTrail console. For more information, see Overview for Creating a Trail in the AWS CloudTrail User Guide.

Amazon MQ Information in CloudTrail

When you create your AWS account, CloudTrail is enabled. When a supported Amazon MQ event activity occurs, it is recorded in a CloudTrail event with other AWS service events in the event history. You can view, search, and download recent events for your AWS account. For more information, see Viewing Events with CloudTrail Event History in the AWS CloudTrail User Guide.

A trail allows CloudTrail to deliver log files to an Amazon S3 bucket. You can create a trail to keep an ongoing record of events in your AWS account. By default, when you create a trail using the AWS Management Console, the trail applies to all AWS Regions. The trail logs events from all AWS Regions and delivers log files to the specified Amazon S3 bucket. You can also configure other AWS services to further analyze and act on the event data collected in CloudTrail logs. For more information, see the following topics in the AWS CloudTrail User Guide:

Amazon MQ supports logging both the request parameters and the responses for the following APIs as events in CloudTrail log files:

Important

For the GET methods of the following APIs, the request parameters are logged, but the responses are redacted:

For the following APIs, the data and password request parameters are hidden by asterisks (***):

Every event or log entry contains information about the requester. This information helps you determine the following:

  • Was the request made with root or IAM user credentials?

  • Was the request made with temporary security credentials for a role or a federated user?

  • Was the request made by another AWS service?

For more information, see CloudTrail userIdentity Element in the AWS CloudTrail User Guide.

Example Amazon MQ Log File Entry

A trail is a configuration that allows the delivery of events as log files to the specified Amazon S3 bucket. CloudTrail log files contain one or more log entries.

An event represents a single request from any source and includes information about the request to an Amazon MQ API, the IP address of the requester, the requester's identity, the date and time of the request, and so on.

The following example shows a CloudTrail log entry for a CreateBroker API call.

Note

Because CloudTrail log files aren't an ordered stack trace of public APIs, they don't list information in any specific order.

{ "eventVersion": "1.06", "userIdentity": { "type": "IAMUser", "principalId": "AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE", "arn": "arn:aws:iam::111122223333:user/AmazonMqConsole", "accountId": "111122223333", "accessKeyId": "AKIAI44QH8DHBEXAMPLE", "userName": "AmazonMqConsole" }, "eventTime": "2018-06-28T22:23:46Z", "eventSource": "amazonmq.amazonaws.com", "eventName": "CreateBroker", "awsRegion": "us-west-2", "sourceIPAddress": "203.0.113.0", "userAgent": "PostmanRuntime/7.1.5", "requestParameters": { "engineVersion": "5.15.8", "deploymentMode": "ACTIVE_STANDBY_MULTI_AZ", "maintenanceWindowStartTime": { "dayOfWeek": "THURSDAY", "timeOfDay": "22:45", "timeZone": "America/Los_Angeles" }, "engineType": "ActiveMQ", "hostInstanceType": "mq.m5.large", "users": [ { "username": "MyUsername123", "password": "***", "consoleAccess": true, "groups": [ "admins", "support" ] }, { "username": "MyUsername456", "password": "***", "groups": [ "admins" ] } ], "creatorRequestId": "1", "publiclyAccessible": true, "securityGroups": [ "sg-a1b234cd" ], "brokerName": "MyBroker", "autoMinorVersionUpgrade": false, "subnetIds": [ "subnet-12a3b45c", "subnet-67d8e90f" ] }, "responseElements": { "brokerId": "b-1234a5b6-78cd-901e-2fgh-3i45j6k178l9", "brokerArn": "arn:aws:mq:us-east-2:123456789012:broker:MyBroker:b-1234a5b6-78cd-901e-2fgh-3i45j6k178l9" }, "requestID": "a1b2c345-6d78-90e1-f2g3-4hi56jk7l890", "eventID": "a12bcd3e-fg45-67h8-ij90-12k34d5l16mn", "readOnly": false, "eventType": "AwsApiCall", "recipientAccountId": "111122223333" }