Posted On: Aug 14, 2017

Amazon Web Services CloudTrail Event History is now available to all customers. CloudTrail Event History (formerly known as API Activity History) lets you view, search, and download your recent Amazon Web Services account activity. This allows you to gain visibility into your account actions taken through the Amazon Management Console, SDKs, and CLI to enable governance, compliance, and operational and risk auditing of your Amazon Web Services account.

Previously, you could only view your account activity by setting up CloudTrail for your account. Now, you can view the past 7 days of CloudTrail Event History immediately through the Amazon Web Services CloudTrail console and Amazon Web Services CLI without setting up CloudTrail. You can still set up CloudTrail to deliver your CloudTrail events to Amazon S3, Amazon CloudWatch Logs, and Amazon CloudWatch Events if you want to archive, analyze, and respond to changes in your Amazon Web Services resources. Please visit Amazon Web Services CloudTrail documentation page for more information.