Ensure the S3 bucket to store Cloudtrail log is not publicly accessible


CloudTrail logs a record of every API call made in your AWS account. These logs file are stored in an S3 bucket. It is recommended that the bucket policy or access control list (ACL) applied to the S3 bucket that CloudTrail logs to prevents public access to the CloudTrail logs.


Perform the following to remove any public access that has been granted to the bucket via
an ACL or S3 bucket policy:

  1. Go to Amazon S3 console at
  2. Right-click on the bucket and click Properties
  3. In the Properties pane, click the Permissions tab.
  4. The tab shows a list of grants, one row per grant, in the bucket ACL. Each row
    identifies the grantee and the permissions granted.
  5. Select the row that grants permission to Everyone or Any Authenticated User
  6. Uncheck all the permissions granted to Everyone or Any Authenticated
    User (click x to delete the row).
  7. Click Save to save the ACL.
  8. If the Edit bucket policy button is present, click it.
  9. Remove any Statement having an Effect set to Allow and a Principal set to * .

Default Value:

By default, S3 buckets are not publicly accessible







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