DescribeConfigurationRecorderStatus - Amazon Config
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Returns the current status of the specified configuration recorder as well as the status of the last recording event for the recorder. If a configuration recorder is not specified, this action returns the status of all configuration recorders associated with the account.


>You can specify only one configuration recorder for each Amazon Region for each account. For a detailed status of recording events over time, add your Amazon Config events to Amazon CloudWatch metrics and use CloudWatch metrics.

Request Syntax

{ "ConfigurationRecorderNames": [ "string" ] }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name(s) of the configuration recorder. If the name is not specified, the action returns the current status of all the configuration recorders associated with the account.

Type: Array of strings

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "ConfigurationRecordersStatus": [ { "lastErrorCode": "string", "lastErrorMessage": "string", "lastStartTime": number, "lastStatus": "string", "lastStatusChangeTime": number, "lastStopTime": number, "name": "string", "recording": boolean } ] }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


A list that contains status of the specified recorders.

Type: Array of ConfigurationRecorderStatus objects


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


You have specified a configuration recorder that does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: