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StackDriver Integration with AWS Elastic Beanstalk - Part 1

Stack Driver Setup

Step 1: Create stackdriver project

Navigate to  After logging in you will be redirected to project creation page. To manage multiple environments of your application its advisable that you create just two projects. One for production env and other one for non-prod. Even though you might have multiple non-production environments, but having one stackdriver project per application-env is overkill. So, lets start with production project. For this tutorial, I'll create CodeHooDoo-Prod project.

Once the project is created, StackDriver will ask you to link your AWS account resources to it for monitoring.  But as AWS CloudWatch has good monitoring and alerting support you can skip this one. Keep clicking continue until you get to monitoring console. Click on the logging. This is where you will get all the logs from your application server.

Step 2: Download authentication key

Navigate backt to .  On the top left project dropdown click the name of the project -> Account Settings -> Users and Permissions -> Encryption Keys -> Create key ring.

If Create key ring button is disabled, click on the setup button on top right. It will take you through billing setup. Once done, click on Create key ring button. It will download key file. Save it to be used in Part 2 of this tutorial.


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