This topic describes how to configure alert rules to monitor the use of AccessKey pairs after you use ActionTrail to deliver event logs to a specified Log Service Logstore.


Log Service is activated.

If Log Service is not activated, log on to the Log Service console and activate the service as prompted.

Background information

After you activate ActionTrail, you can query event logs that are recorded in the last 90 days based on your AccessKey ID. For more information, see Query historical events in the ActionTrail console. You can also deliver event logs to Log Service to store the event logs for a longer period of time.

Create a trail

  1. Log on to the ActionTrail console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where you want to create a single-account trail.
    Note The region that you select becomes the home region of the trail that you want to create.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, choose ActionTrail > Create Trail.
  4. In the Trail Basic Settings step, set the parameters and click Next. The following table describes the parameters.
    Parameter Description
    Trail Name The name of the trail that you want to create. The name must be unique to an Alibaba Cloud account in a region.
    Target Regions Select All Regions.
    Event Type Select All.
  5. In the Event Delivery Settings step, select Delivery to Log Service.
  6. Select New Log Service Project, select a region from the Logstore Region drop-down list, and then set the Project Name parameter.
  7. Click Next.
  8. In the Preview and Create step, confirm the trail information and click Submit.

Configure Log Service

  1. Log on to the ActionTrail console and choose ActionTrail > Trails.
  2. Find the trail for which you want to configure an alert rule and click Log Analysis in the Log Service column.
    Note You can also log on to the Log Service console to configure the service.
  3. In the upper-right corner of the page that appears, click 15 Minutes(Relative) to specify a time range for the query.
  4. Enter event.userIdentity.accessKeyId: "LTAI********eB7Z" | select count(1) as use_ak_LTAI********eB7Z in the search box and click Search & Analyze.
  5. Click Save Search or Save as Alert.
    • Save the query: Click Save Search in the upper-right corner. Set the Saved Search Name parameter and click OK.
      Note After you save the query, you can select it in the Log Service console to initiate the query.

      For more information, see Saved search.

    • Configure an alert rule based on the query: Click Save as Alert in the upper-right corner. The Create Alert panel appears. Set the parameters and click OK.

      For more information, see Create an alert rule.

      Note After you configure the alert rule, you can receive an alert notification when the alert is triggered. For example, Log Service checks the use of your AccessKey ID every 5 minutes based on the alert rule that is shown in the preceding figure. If your AccessKey ID is used in the last 5 minutes, Log Service generates an alert.


You can view and manage the saved query and alerts in the Log Service console.