The Alibaba Cloud account is the owner of Alibaba Cloud resources. If the Alibaba Cloud account is disclosed, your resources are at risk. You can create a trail in the ActionTrail console to deliver events to Log Service. Then, you can configure alert rules to monitor the use of your Alibaba Cloud account.

Prerequisites

Log Service is activated.

If Log Service is not activated, log on to the Log Service console and activate the service by following the on-screen instructions.

Step 1: Create a trail

This section describes how to create a single-account trail to deliver events to Log Service.

  1. Log on to the ActionTrail console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Trails.
  3. 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.
  4. On the Trails page, click Create Trail.
  5. 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 within your Alibaba Cloud account.
    Log Event Set the Event Type parameter for management events to All Events.
  6. In the Event Delivery Settings step, select Delivery to Log Service and then select Delivery to Current Account.
  7. Select New Log Service Project, select a region from the Logstore Region drop-down list, and then set the Project Name parameter.
  8. Click Next.
  9. In the Preview and Create step, confirm the trail configurations and click Submit.

Step 2: Query events and configure an alert rule to monitor the use of an Alibaba Cloud account in Log Service

  1. In the left-side navigation pane of the ActionTrail console, click Trails.
  2. On the Trails page, find the trail that you created, move the pointer over the Exclamation point icon icon in the Storage Service column, and then click the name of the Log Service Logstore.
  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.type:"root-account"| select count(1) as use_root 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. In the Saved Search Details panel, 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: Choose Save as Alert > Old Version Alert in the upper-right corner. In the Alert Monitoring Rule panel, set the parameters and click OK.

      For more information, see Configure 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 Alibaba Cloud account every 5 minutes based on the alert rule that is shown in the preceding figure. If your Alibaba Cloud account is used in the last 5 minutes, Log Service generates an alert.

Result

You can manage the saved queries and alert rules in the Log Service console.

Alerts