Setting Up Amazon Config with the Console - Amazon Config
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Setting Up Amazon Config with the Console

The Amazon Web Services Management Console provides a quick and streamlined process for setting up Amazon Config.


You can use the Amazon Web Services Management Console to get started with Amazon Config to do the following:

Resource management

Rules and conformance packs

  • Specify the rules that you want Amazon Config to use to evaluate compliance information for the recorded resource types.

  • Use conformance packs, or a collection of Amazon Config rules and remediation actions that can be deployed and monitored as a single entity in your Amazon account.

    For more information, see Evaluating Resources with Amazon Config Rules and Conformance Packs.


  • Use an aggregator to get a centralized view of your resource inventory and compliance. An aggregator is an Amazon Config resource type that collects Amazon Config configuration and compliance data from multiple Amazon accounts and Amazon Regions into a single account and Region.

    For more information, see Multi-Account Multi-Region Data Aggregation .

Advanced queries

Setting up

To set up Amazon Config with the console
  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console and open the Amazon Config console at

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

          The Amazon Config getting started page provides an overview of the service.
  3. Choose 1-click setup to launch Amazon Config based on Amazon best practices. You can also choose Get started to go through a more detailed setup process.