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Describe Amazon Config rules using an Amazon SDK

The following code examples show how to describe Amazon Config rules.

CLI
Amazon CLI

To get details for an Amazon Config rule

The following command returns details for an Amazon Config rule named InstanceTypesAreT2micro:

aws configservice describe-config-rules --config-rule-names InstanceTypesAreT2micro

Output:

{ "ConfigRules": [ { "ConfigRuleState": "ACTIVE", "Description": "Evaluates whether EC2 instances are the t2.micro type.", "ConfigRuleName": "InstanceTypesAreT2micro", "ConfigRuleArn": "arn:aws:config:us-east-1:123456789012:config-rule/config-rule-abcdef", "Source": { "Owner": "CUSTOM_LAMBDA", "SourceIdentifier": "arn:aws:lambda:us-east-1:123456789012:function:InstanceTypeCheck", "SourceDetails": [ { "EventSource": "aws.config", "MessageType": "ConfigurationItemChangeNotification" } ] }, "InputParameters": "{\"desiredInstanceType\":\"t2.micro\"}", "Scope": { "ComplianceResourceTypes": [ "AWS::EC2::Instance" ] }, "ConfigRuleId": "config-rule-abcdef" } ] }
Python
SDK for Python (Boto3)
Note

There's more on GitHub. Find the complete example and learn how to set up and run in the Amazon Code Examples Repository.

class ConfigWrapper: """ Encapsulates AWS Config functions. """ def __init__(self, config_client): """ :param config_client: A Boto3 AWS Config client. """ self.config_client = config_client def describe_config_rule(self, rule_name): """ Gets data for the specified rule. :param rule_name: The name of the rule to retrieve. :return: The rule data. """ try: response = self.config_client.describe_config_rules( ConfigRuleNames=[rule_name] ) rule = response["ConfigRules"] logger.info("Got data for rule %s.", rule_name) except ClientError: logger.exception("Couldn't get data for rule %s.", rule_name) raise else: return rule

For a complete list of Amazon SDK developer guides and code examples, see Using Amazon Config with an Amazon SDK. This topic also includes information about getting started and details about previous SDK versions.