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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By : Yohan Wadia
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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By: Yohan Wadia

Overview of this book

Many businesses are moving from traditional data centers to AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of both simple and tedious tasks. Whether you are a seasoned system admin or a rookie, this book will help you to learn all the skills you need to work with the AWS cloud. This book guides you through some of the most popular AWS services, such as EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, EFS, CloudTrail, Redshift, EMR, Data Pipeline, and IoT using a simple, real-world, application-hosting example. This book will also enhance your application delivery skills with the latest AWS services, such as CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline, to provide continuous delivery and deployment, while also securing and monitoring your environment's workflow. Each chapter is designed to provide you with maximal information about each AWS service, coupled with easy to follow, hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault-tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Introducing AWS CloudTrail

As we learned in the previous chapter, AWS provides a wide variety of tools and managed services which allow you to safeguard your applications running on the cloud, such as AWS WAF and AWS Shield. But this, however, just forms one important piece in a much larger jigsaw puzzle! What about compliance monitoring, risk auditing, and overall governance of your environments? How do you effectively analyze events occurring in your environment and mitigate against the same? Well, luckily for us, AWS has the answer to our problems in the form of AWS CloudTrail.

AWS CloudTrail provides you with the ability to log every single action taken by a user, service, role, or even API, from within your AWS account. Each action recorded is treated as an event which can then be analyzed for enhancing the security of your AWS environment. The following are some of the key benefits that you can obtain by enabling CloudTrail for your AWS accounts:

  • In-depth visibility: Using CloudTrail...