Tips for managing trails - Amazon CloudTrail
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Tips for managing trails

  • Beginning on April 12, 2019, trails are viewable only in the Amazon Web Services Regions where they log events. If you create a trail that logs events in all Amazon Web Services Regions, it will appear in the console in all Amazon Web Services Regions in the Amazon partition in which you are working. If you create a trail that only logs events in a single Amazon Web Services Region, you can view and manage it only in that Amazon Web Services Region.

  • To edit a trail in the list, choose the trail name.

  • Configure at least one trail that applies to all Regions so that you receive log files from all Regions in the Amazon partition in which you are working.

  • To log events from a specific Region and deliver log files to an S3 bucket in the same Region, you can update the trail to apply to a single Region. This is useful if you want to keep your log files separate. For example, you may want users to manage their own logs in specific Regions, or you may want to separate CloudWatch Logs alarms by Region.

  • To log events from multiple Amazon accounts in one trail, consider creating an organization in Amazon Organizations and then creating an organization trail.

  • Creating multiple trails will incur additional costs. For more information about prices, see Amazon CloudTrail Pricing.