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AWS Cloudwatch

This module allows CrowdSec to acquire logs from AWS's cloudwatch service, in one-shot and streaming mode.

Configuration example#

To monitor a given stream within a group :

source: cloudwatchgroup_name: /aws/my/group/stream_name: 'given_stream'aws_profile: monitoringaws_config_dir: /home/user/.aws/labels:  type: apigateway

To monitor streams matching regexp within a group :

source: cloudwatchgroup_name: /aws/my/group/stream_regexp: '^stream[0-9]+$'aws_profile: monitoringlabels:  type: apigateway

Look at the configuration parameters to view all supported options.

Parameters#

group_name#

Name of the group to monitor, exact match.

stream_regexp#

A RE2 expression that will restrict streams within the group that will be monitored.

stream_name#

Name of stream to monitor, exact match.

*_limit#

  • describelogstreams_limit : control the pagination size of describelogstreams calls (default: 1000)
  • getlogeventspages_limit : control the pagination size of getlogeventspages calls (default: 1000)

*_interval#

note : AWS SDK allows to identify streams according to the timestamp of the latest even within, and this is what we rely on.

  • poll_new_stream_interval : frequency to poll for new stream within given group (default 10s)
  • max_stream_age : open only streams for which last event is at most this age (default 5m)
  • poll_stream_interval : frequency to poll for new events within given group (default 10s)
  • stream_read_timeout : stop reading a given stream when no new events have been seen for this duration (default 10m)

prepend_cloudwatch_timestamp#

When set to true (default: false), prepend the cloudwatch event timestamp to the generated log string. This is intended for cases where you log itself wouldn't contain timestamp.

aws_profile#

The aws profile to use to poll cloudwatch, relies on your ~/.aws/config/.

aws_config_dir#

The path to your ~/.aws/, defaults to /root/.aws.

source#

Must be cloudwatch

DSN and command-line#

cloudwatch implements a very approximative DSN, as follows : cloudwatch:///your/group/path:stream_name?[args]

Supported args are :

  • log_level : set log level of parser
  • profile : set aws profile name
  • start_date / end_date : provide start and end date limits for events, see supported formats
  • backlog : provide a duration, events from now()-duration till now() will be read

A 'pseudo DSN' must be provided:

crowdsec -type nginx -dsn 'cloudwatch:///<path_to_my_log_stream>?backlog=12h&profile=<my_aws_profile>' 

You can specify the log_level parameter to change the log level for the acquisition :

crowdsec -type nginx -dsn 'cloudwatch:///<path_to_my_log_stream>?backlog=12h&profile=<my_aws_profile>&log_level=debug' 

Notes

This data source lacks unit tests because mocking aws sdk is fastidious.