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Triggering a Lambda Function in Response to a CloudTrail Log Event

In this lab, we are going to go over the process for triggering a Lambda function in response to a CloudTrail event. We will be using a variety of services, including SNS, CloudTrail, S3, Lambda, and SES to accomplish our goal of being notified via email when changes are made within the console. This is important for tracking changes that are made within your AWS account.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon May 26, 2023

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Set Up Your SNS Service

    Set up your SNS service to get notifications from CloudTrail.

  2. Challenge

    Create a CloudTrail Log

    Create a CloudTrail log for all managment events.

  3. Challenge

    Create an S3 Bucket

    Create an S3 bucket with a globally unique name.

  4. Challenge

    Create and Configure Lambda Function

    Create a Lambda function utlizing Node.js 16, and copy and paste the code into the configuration, with either two personal emails or two temporary emails.

  5. Challenge

    Create an SES Service

    Allow AWS to send mail to and from your email

  6. Challenge

    Get Your Email

    Launch an EC2 instance to begin receiving email updates in whichever email you set in your code.

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