Step 3: Create an account-level subscription filter policy - Amazon CloudWatch Logs
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Step 3: Create an account-level subscription filter policy

After you create a destination, the log data recipient account can share the destination ARN (arn:aws:logs:us-east-1:999999999999:destination:testDestination) with other Amazon accounts so that they can send log events to the same destination. These other sending accounts users then create a subscription filter on their respective log groups against this destination. The subscription filter immediately starts the flow of real-time log data from the chosen log group to the specified destination.


If you are granting permissions for the subscription filter to an entire organization, you will need to use the ARN of the IAM role that you created in Step 2: (Only if using an organization) Create an IAM role.

In the following example, an account-level subscription filter policy is created in a sending account. the filter is associated with the sender account 111111111111 so that every log event matching the filter and selection criteria is delivered to the destination you previously created. That destination encapsulates a stream called "RecipientStream".

The selection-criteria field is optional, but is important for excluding log groups that can cause an infinite log recursion from a subscription filter. For more information about this issue and determining which log groups to exclude, see Log recursion prevention. Currently, NOT IN is the only supported operator for selection-criteria.

aws logs put-account-policy \ --policy-name "CrossAccountStreamsExamplePolicy" \ --policy-type "SUBSCRIPTION_FILTER_POLICY" \ --policy-document '{"DestinationArn":"arn:aws:logs:region:999999999999:destination:testDestination", "FilterPattern": "", "Distribution": "Random"}' \ --selection-criteria 'LogGroupName NOT IN ["LogGroupToExclude1", "LogGroupToExclude2"]' \ --scope "ALL"

The sender account's log groups and the destination must be in the same Amazon Region. However, the destination can point to an Amazon resource such as a Kinesis Data Streams stream that is located in a different Region.