turbot/azure_compliance

Control: 4.3.3 Ensure server parameter 'log_checkpoints' is set to 'ON' for PostgreSQL Database Server

Description

It is recommended to enable log_checkpoints on PostgreSQL Servers. Enabling log_checkpoints helps the PostgreSQL database to Log each checkpoint in turn generates query and error logs. However, access to transaction logs is not supported. Query and error logs can be used to identify, troubleshoot, and repair configuration errors and sub-optimal performance.

Remediation

From Console

  1. Login to Azure console and navigate to PostgreSQL Servers.
  2. For each database, go to Settings section from left pane.
  3. Click on Server parameters.
  4. Search for log_checkpoints.
  5. Click ON and save.

From Command Line

Command to update log_checkpoints configuration

az postgres server configuration set --resource-group <resourceGroupName> --server-name <serverName> --name log_checkpoints --value on

Usage

steampipe check azure_compliance.control.cis_v130_4_3_3

SQL

This control uses a named query:

postgres_db_server_log_checkpoints_on

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