Provides a CloudWatch Event Rule resource.

Example Usage

resource "aws_cloudwatch_event_rule" "console" {
  name = "capture-aws-sign-in"
  description = "Capture each AWS Console Sign In"
  event_pattern = <<PATTERN
  "detail-type": [
    "AWS Console Sign In via CloudTrail"

resource "aws_cloudwatch_event_target" "sns" {
  rule = "${}"
  target_id = "SendToSNS"
  arn = "${aws_sns_topic.aws_logins.arn}"

resource "aws_sns_topic" "aws_logins" {
  name = "aws-console-logins"

Argument Reference

The following arguments are supported:

  • name - (Required) The rule's name.
  • schedule_expression - (Required, if event_pattern isn't specified) The scheduling expression. For example, cron(0 20 * * ? *) or rate(5 minutes).
  • event_pattern - (Required, if schedule_expression isn't specified) Event pattern described a JSON object. See full documentation of CloudWatch Events and Event Patterns for details.
  • description - (Optional) The description of the rule.
  • role_arn - (Optional) The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) associated with the role that is used for target invocation.
  • is_enabled - (Optional) Whether the rule should be enabled (defaults to true).

Attributes Reference

The following attributes are exported:

  • arn - The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the rule.


Cloudwatch Event Rules can be imported using the name, e.g.

$ terraform import aws_cloudwatch_event_rule.console capture-console-sign-in