StopLogging - Amazon CloudTrail
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Suspends the recording of Amazon API calls and log file delivery for the specified trail. Under most circumstances, there is no need to use this action. You can update a trail without stopping it first. This action is the only way to stop recording. For a trail enabled in all regions, this operation must be called from the region in which the trail was created, or an InvalidHomeRegionException will occur. This operation cannot be called on the shadow trails (replicated trails in other regions) of a trail enabled in all regions.

Request Syntax

{ "Name": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


Specifies the name or the CloudTrail ARN of the trail for which CloudTrail will stop logging Amazon API calls. The following is the format of a trail ARN.


Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


This exception is thrown when the IAM user or role that is used to create the organization resource lacks one or more required permissions for creating an organization resource in a required service.

HTTP Status Code: 400


This exception is thrown when an operation is called on a trail from a region other than the region in which the trail was created.

HTTP Status Code: 400


This exception is thrown when the provided trail name is not valid. Trail names must meet the following requirements:

  • Contain only ASCII letters (a-z, A-Z), numbers (0-9), periods (.), underscores (_), or dashes (-)

  • Start with a letter or number, and end with a letter or number

  • Be between 3 and 128 characters

  • Have no adjacent periods, underscores or dashes. Names like my-_namespace and my--namespace are not valid.

  • Not be in IP address format (for example,

HTTP Status Code: 400


This exception is thrown when the Amazon Web Services account making the request to create or update an organization trail or event data store is not the management account for an organization in Amazon Organizations. For more information, see Prepare For Creating a Trail For Your Organization or Create an event data store.

HTTP Status Code: 400


This exception is thrown when the requested operation is not permitted.

HTTP Status Code: 400


This exception is thrown when the trail with the given name is not found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


This exception is thrown when the requested operation is not supported.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: