Ensure that your AWS Elastic Load Balancers use access logging to analyze traffic patterns and identify and troubleshoot security issues.
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Enabling this feature will allow your ELB to record and save information about each TCP and HTTP request made for your backend instances. The access logging data can be extremely useful for security audits and troubleshooting sessions. For example your ELB logging data can be used to analyze traffic patterns in order to detect different types of attacks and help implementing custom protection plans.
To determine if the access logging is enabled for your load balancers, perform the following:
Remediation / Resolution
To enable access logging for your ELBs, you need to perform the following:
- AWS Documentation
- What Is Elastic Load Balancing?
- How Elastic Load Balancing Works
- Enable Access Logs for Your Load Balancer
- Monitor Your Load Balancer Using Elastic Load Balancing Access Logs
- AWS Policy Generator
- AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) Documentation
- AWS Blog(s)
- Access Logs for Elastic Load Balancers
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ELB Access Log
Risk level: Medium