Welcome - Amazon Config
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Welcome

Amazon Config provides a way to keep track of the configurations of all the Amazon resources associated with your Amazon Web Services account. You can use Amazon Config to get the current and historical configurations of each Amazon resource and also to get information about the relationship between the resources. An Amazon resource can be an Amazon Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an Elastic Block Store (EBS) volume, an elastic network Interface (ENI), or a security group. For a complete list of resources currently supported by Amazon Config, see Supported Amazon resources.

You can access and manage Amazon Config through the Amazon Management Console, the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI), the Amazon Config API, or the Amazon SDKs for Amazon Config. This reference guide contains documentation for the Amazon Config API and the Amazon CLI commands that you can use to manage Amazon Config. The Amazon Config API uses the Signature Version 4 protocol for signing requests. For more information about how to sign a request with this protocol, see Signature Version 4 Signing Process. For detailed information about Amazon Config features and their associated actions or commands, as well as how to work with Amazon Web Services Management Console, see What Is Amazon Config in the Amazon Config Developer Guide.

Amazon Config

Use the following APIs for Amazon Config:

Amazon Config Rules

Use the following APIs for Amazon Config Rules:

Conformance Packs

Use the following APIs for conformance packs:

Multi-Account Multi-Region Data Aggregation

Amazon Config introduces a new resource type aggregator that collects Amazon Config data from multiple source accounts and regions. Use the following objects for aggregating data:

This document was last published on September 29, 2022.