Amazon CloudWatch Events Managed Rules - Amazon CloudWatch Events

Amazon CloudWatch Events Managed Rules

Note

Amazon EventBridge is the preferred way to manage your events. CloudWatch Events and EventBridge are the same underlying service and API, but EventBridge provides more features. Changes you make in either CloudWatch or EventBridge will appear in each console. For more information, see Amazon EventBridge.

Other AWS services can create and manage CloudWatch Events rules in your AWS account that are needed for certain functions in those services. These are called managed rules.

When a service creates a managed rule, it may also create an IAM policy that grants permissions to that service to create the rule. IAM policies created this way are scoped narrowly with resource-level permissions, to allow the creation of only the necessary rules.

You can delete managed rules by using the Force delete option. Do so only if you are sure that the other service no longer needs the rule. Otherwise, deleting a managed rule causes the features that rely on it to stop working.