AWSConfigRemediation-EnableCWLoggingForSessionManager - Amazon Systems Manager Automation runbook reference
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The AWSConfigRemediation-EnableCWLoggingForSessionManager runbook enables Amazon Systems Manager Session Manager (Session Manager) sessions to store output logs to an Amazon CloudWatch (CloudWatch) log group.

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  • AutomationAssumeRole

    Type: String

    Allowed values: ^arn:(?:aws|aws-us-gov|aws-cn):iam::\d{12}:role\/[\w+=,.@/-]+$

    Description: (Required) The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that allows Systems Manager Automation to perform the actions on your behalf.

  • DestinationLogGroup

    Type: String

    Description: (Required) The name of the CloudWatch log group.

Required IAM permissions

The AutomationAssumeRole parameter requires the following actions to successfully use the runbook.

  • ssm:StartAutomationExecution

  • ssm:GetAutomationExecution

  • ssm:GetDocument

  • ssm:UpdateDocument

  • ssm:CreateDocument

  • ssm:UpdateDefaultDocumentVersion

  • ssm:DescribeDocument

Document Steps

  • aws:executeScript - Accepts the CloudWatch log group to update the document which stores Session Manager session output logs preferences, or creates one if it doesn't exist.