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Exporting access log

Export CDN access log of your Tier 3 Shifter site to the S3 bucket.

Tomohyco Tsunoda avatar
Written by Tomohyco Tsunoda
Updated over a week ago



Setting up

1. Make sure the target website's plan is Tier 3 on Shifter Dashboard.


2. Create an S3 bucket on your AWS account in AWS Console or AWS-CLI.

Create S3 bucket with accessing AWS console or using AWS-CLI.

  • Bucket name (required): Choose a name for your bucket, and input it here. 

  • Region (required): Select your region from the dropdown menu. 

In this sample, Bucket name is set as REPLACE-WITH-YOUR-S3-BUCKET-NAME,  Region is US East (us-east-1).
Never forget to copy both values.

For more details for creating S3 bucket, please read and follow official document: Create a Bucket


3. Set bucket name on S3 Bucket field on Shifter Dashboard

Navigate back to your Shifter dashboard, then set the value as displayed below.

  • S3 Bucket: Input the bucket name you've created above

  • S3 Bucket Domain: Choose the same region as you've chosen above


4. Copy S3 bucket policy

Click [Next] button, Bucket policy will be shown.
Let's copy code.

Sample policy 

  "Version": "2012-10-17",
  "Statement": [
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Principal": {
        "AWS": "arn:aws:iam::027273742350:root"
      "Action": [
      "Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::REPLACE-WITH-YOUR-S3-BUCKET-NAME"


5. Update S3 Bucket Policy

Back to S3's console, paste copied policy, then click [Save] button right above the text area.

If you familiar with AWS-CLI, checkout Put bucket policy document for more details.

6. Set Object Ownership

like below:

7. Connect Shifter to your  S3 Bucket

Return to Shifter dashboard. Then, check the box that says [I've updated my bucket policy].


7. All set 

8. Access logs are exported

After a bit, Shifter will export a log file to your ordered S3 Bucket.

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