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describe-compliance-by-config-rule

Description

Indicates whether the specified AWS Config rules are compliant. If a rule is noncompliant, this action returns the number of AWS resources that do not comply with the rule.

A rule is compliant if all of the evaluated resources comply with it, and it is noncompliant if any of these resources do not comply.

If AWS Config has no current evaluation results for the rule, it returns INSUFFICIENT_DATA . This result might indicate one of the following conditions:

  • AWS Config has never invoked an evaluation for the rule. To check whether it has, use the describe-config-rule-evaluation-status action to get the LastSuccessfulInvocationTime and LastFailedInvocationTime .
  • The rule's AWS Lambda function is failing to send evaluation results to AWS Config. Verify that the role that you assigned to your configuration recorder includes the config:PutEvaluations permission. If the rule is a custom rule, verify that the AWS Lambda execution role includes the config:PutEvaluations permission.
  • The rule's AWS Lambda function has returned NOT_APPLICABLE for all evaluation results. This can occur if the resources were deleted or removed from the rule's scope.

See also: AWS API Documentation

describe-compliance-by-config-rule is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: ComplianceByConfigRules

Synopsis

  describe-compliance-by-config-rule
[--config-rule-names <value>]
[--compliance-types <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--config-rule-names (list)

Specify one or more AWS Config rule names to filter the results by rule.

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--compliance-types (list)

Filters the results by compliance.

The allowed values are COMPLIANT , NON_COMPLIANT , and INSUFFICIENT_DATA .

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

Where valid values are:
  COMPLIANT
  NON_COMPLIANT
  NOT_APPLICABLE
  INSUFFICIENT_DATA

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Examples

To get compliance information for your AWS Config rules

The following command returns compliance information for each AWS Config rule that is violated by one or more AWS resources:

aws configservice describe-compliance-by-config-rule --compliance-types NON_COMPLIANT

In the output, the value for each CappedCount attribute indicates how many resources do not comply with the related rule. For example, the following output indicates that 3 resources do not comply with the rule named InstanceTypesAreT2micro.

Output:

{
    "ComplianceByConfigRules": [
        {
            "Compliance": {
                "ComplianceContributorCount": {
                    "CappedCount": 3,
                    "CapExceeded": false
                },
                "ComplianceType": "NON_COMPLIANT"
            },
            "ConfigRuleName": "InstanceTypesAreT2micro"
        },
        {
            "Compliance": {
                "ComplianceContributorCount": {
                    "CappedCount": 10,
                    "CapExceeded": false
                },
                "ComplianceType": "NON_COMPLIANT"
            },
            "ConfigRuleName": "RequiredTagsForVolumes"
        }
    ]
}

Output

ComplianceByConfigRules -> (list)

Indicates whether each of the specified AWS Config rules is compliant.

(structure)

Indicates whether an AWS Config rule is compliant. A rule is compliant if all of the resources that the rule evaluated comply with it, and it is noncompliant if any of these resources do not comply.

ConfigRuleName -> (string)

The name of the AWS Config rule.

Compliance -> (structure)

Indicates whether the AWS Config rule is compliant.

ComplianceType -> (string)

Indicates whether an AWS resource or AWS Config rule is compliant.

A resource is compliant if it complies with all of the AWS Config rules that evaluate it, and it is noncompliant if it does not comply with one or more of these rules.

A rule is compliant if all of the resources that the rule evaluates comply with it, and it is noncompliant if any of these resources do not comply.

AWS Config returns the INSUFFICIENT_DATA value when no evaluation results are available for the AWS resource or Config rule.

For the Compliance data type, AWS Config supports only COMPLIANT , NON_COMPLIANT , and INSUFFICIENT_DATA values. AWS Config does not support the NOT_APPLICABLE value for the Compliance data type.

ComplianceContributorCount -> (structure)

The number of AWS resources or AWS Config rules that cause a result of NON_COMPLIANT , up to a maximum number.

CappedCount -> (integer)

The number of AWS resources or AWS Config rules responsible for the current compliance of the item.

CapExceeded -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the maximum count is reached.

NextToken -> (string)

The string that you use in a subsequent request to get the next page of results in a paginated response.