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aws_flow_log resource

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Use the aws_flow_log InSpec audit resource to test properties of a single Flow Log.

Syntax

describe aws_flow_log(flow_log_id: 'fl-9c718cf5') do
  it { should exist }
end

Parameters

This resource requires at least one of the following parameters to be provided: flow_log_id, subnet_id, vpc_id.

flow_log_id (required if no other parameters provided)

The Flow Log ID which uniquely identifies the Flow Log. This can be passed either as a string or as a flow_log_id: 'value' key-value entry in a hash.

subnet_id (required if no other parameters provided)

The subnet associated with the Flow Log, if applicable. This must be passed as a subnet_id: 'value' key-value entry in a hash.

vpc_id (required if no other parameters provided)

The VPC associated with the Flow Log, if applicable. This must be passed as a vpc_id: 'value' key-value entry in a hash.

See also the AWS documentation on Flow Logs.

Properties

Property Description
flow_log_id The ID of the Flow Log.
log_group_name The name of the associated log group.
resource_id The ID of the assosiated resource, e.g. VPC, Subnet or Network Interface.

Examples

Search for a flow log by the associated subnet id

describe aws_flow_log(subnet_id: 'subnet-c6a4319c') do
  it { should exist }
end

Search for a flow log by the associated VPC id

describe aws_flow_log(vpc_id: 'vpc-96cabaef') do
  it { should exist }
end

Ensure the correct Flow Log is associated with a Subnet

describe aws_flow_log(subnet_id: 'subnet-c6a4319c') do
  its('flow_log_id') { should cmp 'fl-9c718cf5' }
end

Ensure the Flow Log is associated with the correct resource type

describe aws_flow_log('fl-9c718cf5') do
  its('resource_type') { should cmp 'subnet' }
end

Matchers

For a full list of available matchers, please visit our matchers page.

exist

The control will pass if the describe returns at least one result.

Use should_not to test the entity should not exist.

describe aws_flow_log('AnExistingFlowLog') do
  it { should exist }
end

describe aws_flow_log('ANonExistentFlowLog') do
  it { should_not exist }
end

be_attached_to_eni

Indicates that the Flow Log is attached to a ENI resource.

describe aws_flow_log('fl-9c718cf5') do
  it { should be_attached_to_eni }
end

be_attached_to_subnet

Indicates that the Flow Log is attached to a subnet resource.

describe aws_flow_log('fl-9c718cf5') do
  it { should be_attached_to_subnet }
end

be_attached_to_vpc

Indicates that the Flow Log is attached to a vpc resource.

describe aws_flow_log('fl-9c718cf5') do
  it { should be_attached_to_vpc }
end

AWS Permissions

Your Principal will need the ec2:DescribeFlowLogs actions with Effect set to Allow.

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