AWS Service Catalog
Developer Guide

Logging AWS Service Catalog API Calls with AWS CloudTrail

AWS Service Catalog is integrated with CloudTrail, a service that captures all of the AWS Service Catalog API calls and delivers the log files to an Amazon S3 bucket that you specify. CloudTrail captures API calls from the AWS Service Catalog console or from your code to the AWS Service Catalog APIs. Using the information collected by CloudTrail, you can determine the request that was made to AWS Service Catalog, the source IP address from which the request was made, who made the request, when it was made, and so on.

To learn more about CloudTrail, including how to configure and enable it, see the AWS CloudTrail User Guide.

AWS Service Catalog Information in CloudTrail

When CloudTrail logging is enabled in your AWS account, API calls made to AWS Service Catalog actions are tracked in CloudTrail log files, where they are written with other AWS service records. CloudTrail determines when to create and write to a new file based on a time period and file size.

All AWS Service Catalog actions are logged by CloudTrail and are documented in the AWS Service Catalog API Operations Reference. For example, calls to the SearchProducts, ListLaunchPaths, and ProvisionProduct operations generate entries in the CloudTrail log files.

Every log entry contains information about who generated the request. The user identity information in the log entry helps you determine the following:

  • Whether the request was made with root or IAM user credentials

  • Whether the request was made with temporary security credentials for a role or federated user

  • Whether the request was made by another AWS service

For more information, see the CloudTrail userIdentity Element.

You can store your log files in your Amazon S3 bucket for as long as you want, but you can also define Amazon S3 lifecycle rules to archive or delete log files automatically. By default, your log files are encrypted with Amazon S3 server-side encryption (SSE).

If you want to be notified upon log file delivery, you can configure CloudTrail to publish Amazon SNS notifications when new log files are delivered. For more information, see Configuring Amazon SNS Notifications for CloudTrail.

You can also aggregate AWS Service Catalog log files from multiple AWS regions and multiple AWS accounts into a single Amazon S3 bucket.

For more information, see Receiving CloudTrail Log Files from Multiple Regions and Receiving CloudTrail Log Files from Multiple Accounts.