AWS CloudFormation
API Reference (API Version 2010-05-15)

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Summarizes information about whether the resource's actual configuration differs, or has drifted, from its expected configuration.



When AWS CloudFormation last checked if the resource had drifted from its expected configuration.

Type: Timestamp

Required: No


Status of the resource's actual configuration compared to its expected configuration

  • DELETED: The resource differs from its expected configuration in that it has been deleted.

  • MODIFIED: The resource differs from its expected configuration.

  • NOT_CHECKED: AWS CloudFormation has not checked if the resource differs from its expected configuration.

    Any resources that do not currently support drift detection have a status of NOT_CHECKED. For more information, see Resources that Support Drift Detection. If you performed an ContinueUpdateRollback operation on a stack, any resources included in ResourcesToSkip will also have a status of NOT_CHECKED. For more information on skipping resources during rollback operations, see Continue Rolling Back an Update in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide.

  • IN_SYNC: The resources's actual configuration matches its expected configuration.

Type: String


Required: Yes

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following:

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