1-click setup - Amazon Config
Services or capabilities described in Amazon Web Services documentation might vary by Region. To see the differences applicable to the China Regions, see Getting Started with Amazon Web Services in China.

1-click setup

Amazon Config 1-click setup helps simplify the getting started process for Amazon Config console customers by reducing the number of manual selections.


For more information about the Get started process, see Manual setup.

To set up Amazon Config with the console using 1-click setup

  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console and open the Amazon Config console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/config/.


    If this is the first time that you are opening the Amazon Config console, or you are setting up Amazon Config in a new Amazon Region, the Amazon Config console page looks like the following image.

                    The Amazon Config getting started page provides an overview of the
  2. Choose 1-click setup.

The set up page includes three steps, but through the 1-click setup workflow, you are automatically directed to Step 3 (Review). The following provides a breakdown of that procedure.

  • Settings: To select the manner by which the Amazon Config console records resources and roles, and choose where configuration history and configuration snapshot files are sent.

  • Rules: For regions that support rules, this subsection is available for you to configure initial Amazon managed rules that you can add to your account.


    After setting up, Amazon Config will evaluate your Amazon resources against the rules that you chose. Additional rules can be created and existing ones can be updated and in your account after setup. For more information about rules, see Managing your Amazon Config Rules.

  • Review: To verify your setup details.


General settings

Under Resource types to record, the option to Record all resources supported in this region is selected for you. For more information, see Supported Resource Types.

Amazon Config records configuration changes for supported Amazon resource types, and also third-party resource types that are registered in the Amazon CloudFormation registry. Amazon Config automatically starts recording new supported Amazon resource types. Amazon Config also automatically starts recording third-party resources and custom resource types that are managed through Amazon CloudFormation.


By default, the 1-click setup workflow does not include the option to Include global resources (for example, Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) resources).

The option to Use an existing Amazon Config service-linked role is selected for Amazon Config role.

  • Service-linked roles are predefined by Amazon Config and include all the permissions that the service requires to call other Amazon services.

Delivery method

Choose a bucket from your account is selected for you in this section. This selection will default to the bucket in your account that is named in the format config-bucket-accountid (for example, config-bucket-012345678901). If you don't have a bucket created in that format, one will be created for you.

For more information about S3 buckets, see Buckets overview in the Amazon Simple Storage Service User Guide.


If you have not yet created an S3 bucket, go to Creating a bucket in the Amazon Simple Storage Service User Guide.


Under Amazon Managed Rules, no rules are selected for you at this step. Instead, you are encouraged to create and update rules after you have finished setting up your account.


Review your Amazon Config setup details. You can go back to edit changes for each section. Choose Confirm to finish setting up Amazon Config.