Essential Guide to AWS Governance – Part 4: Send CloudTrail logs from AWS Accounts to a central Elasticsearch Instance and visualize them using Kibana

In the previous blog post I showed you how to enable CloudTrail on Project1 AWS Account (Account ID: 222222222222) and send it to a central S3 Bucket in another AWS Account (Account ID: 111111111111). Like always I definitely recommend you read the previous blog posts in the same series: Essential Guide to AWS Governance –…

AWS VPC concepts simply explained !

This is your go-to short guide to learn about AWS VPC concepts. Unlike Azure, AWS offers you a wide range of features to configure networking. At first it might seem complicated but once understood, you feel more flexible in your design. In this article I am not writing about every little VPC feature. There are…

Essential Guide to AWS Governance – Part 1: Accounts Structure

This is the first post in the “Essential Guide to AWS Governance” series. In this series I will drill down into different areas of governance on AWS. I will also provide in-depth recommendations and implementation guides to form a framework around an efficient and automated governance approach. If you are interested you can also see…

How to increase the SSO user session duration on AWS

When you enable Single Sign-On (SSO) on your AWS account (using Microsoft ADFS), by default the user session duration is set to last for 60 minutes. You can increase it up to 12 hours. I am taking the steps below on ADFS 2.0 but the same procedure applies to ADFS 3.0: 1- Open the ADFS…