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Prerequisites to retrieve logs from AWS to

When utilizing an AWS integration with, the initial step involves centralizing your logs using AWS S3. This allows to retrieve events seamlessly. The following page will guide you through the process of setting up these prerequisites.

Deploying the Data Collection Architecture

This section will guide you through creating all the AWS resources needed to collect AWS logs. If you already have existing resources that you want to use, you may do so, but any potential issues or incompatibilities with this tutorial will be your responsibility.


In order to set up the AWS architecture, you need an administator access to the Amazon console with the permissions to create and manage S3 buckets, SQS queues, S3 notifications and users.

To get started, click on the button below and fill the form on AWS to set up the required environment for Sekoia Deploy to AWS

You need to fill 4 inputs:

  • Stack name - Name of the stack in CloudFormation (Name of the template)
  • BucketName - Name of the S3 Bucket
  • IAMUserName - Name of the dedicated user to access the S3 and SQS queue
  • SQSName - Name of the SQS queue

Read the different pages and click on Next, then click on Submit.

You can follow the creation in the Events tab (it can take few minutes).

Once finished, it should be displayed on the left CREATE_COMPLETE. Click on the Outputs tab in order to retrieve the information needed for Sekoia playbook.


Create a S3 Bucket

Please refer to this guide to create a S3 Bucket.

Create a SQS queue

The collect will rely on S3 Event Notifications (SQS) to get new S3 objects.

  1. Create a queue in the SQS service by following this guide
  2. In the Access Policy step, choose the advanced configuration and adapt this configuration sample with your own SQS Amazon Resource Name (ARN) (the main change is the Service directive allowing S3 bucket access):
      "Version": "2008-10-17",
      "Id": "__default_policy_ID",
      "Statement": [
          "Sid": "__owner_statement",
          "Effect": "Allow",
          "Principal": {
            "Service": ""
          "Action": "SQS:SendMessage",
          "Resource": "arn:aws:sqs:XXX:XXX"


Keep in mind that you have to create the SQS queue in the same region as the S3 bucket you want to watch.

Create a S3 Event Notification

Use the following guide to create S3 Event Notification. Once created:

  1. Select the notification for object creation in the Event type section
  2. As the destination, choose the SQS service
  3. Select the queue you created in the previous section