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Verify that AWS Config Is On

Once you have turned on AWS Config, you can use AWS CLI commands to verify that the AWS Config is running and that the subscribe command has created a configuration recorder and a delivery channel. You can also confirm that AWS Config has started recording and delivering configurations to the delivery channel.

Verify that the Delivery Channel Is Created

Use the describe-delivery-channels command to verify that your Amazon S3 bucket and Amazon SNS topic is configured.

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$ aws configservice describe-delivery-channels { "DeliveryChannels": [ { "snsTopicARN": "arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:0123456789012:my-config-topic", "name": "my-delivery-channel", "s3BucketName": "my-config-bucket" } ] }

When you use the CLI, the service API, or the SDKs to configure your delivery channel and do not specify a name, AWS Config automatically assigns the name "default".

Verify that the Configuration Recorder Is Created

Use the describe-configuration-recorders command to verify that a configuration recorder is created and that the configuration recorder has assumed an IAM role. For more information, see Creating an IAM Role.

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$ aws configservice describe-configuration-recorders { "ConfigurationRecorders": [ { "roleARN": "arn:aws:iam::012345678912:role/myConfigRole", "name": "default" } ] }

Verify that AWS Config has started recording

Use the describe-configuration-recorder-status command to verify that the AWS Config has started recording the configurations of the supported AWS resources existing in your account. The recorded configurations are delivered to the specified delivery channel.

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$ aws configservice describe-configuration-recorder-status { "ConfigurationRecordersStatus": [ { "name": "default", "lastStatus": "SUCCESS", "lastStopTime": 1414511624.914, "lastStartTime": 1414708460.276, "recording": true, "lastStatusChangeTime": 1414816537.148, "lastErrorMessage": "NA", "lastErrorCode": "400" } ] }

The value true in the recording field confirms that the configuration recorder has started recording configurations of all your resources. AWS Config uses UTC format (GMT - 8:00) to record the time.

For information about looking up the resources existing in your account and understanding the configurations of your resources, see View, and Manage Your AWS Resources.