GetControl - AWS Audit Manager


Gets information about a specified control.

Request Syntax

GET /controls/controlId HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The identifier for the control.

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 36.

Pattern: ^[a-f0-9]{8}-[a-f0-9]{4}-[a-f0-9]{4}-[a-f0-9]{4}-[a-f0-9]{12}$

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "control": { "actionPlanInstructions": "string", "actionPlanTitle": "string", "arn": "string", "controlMappingSources": [ { "sourceDescription": "string", "sourceFrequency": "string", "sourceId": "string", "sourceKeyword": { "keywordInputType": "string", "keywordValue": "string" }, "sourceName": "string", "sourceSetUpOption": "string", "sourceType": "string", "troubleshootingText": "string" } ], "controlSources": "string", "createdAt": number, "createdBy": "string", "description": "string", "id": "string", "lastUpdatedAt": number, "lastUpdatedBy": "string", "name": "string", "tags": { "string" : "string" }, "testingInformation": "string", "type": "string" } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The details of the control that the GetControl API returned.

Type: Control object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


Your account isn't registered with AWS Audit Manager. Check the delegated administrator setup on the Audit Manager settings page, and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 403


An internal service error occurred during the processing of your request. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The resource that's specified in the request can't be found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The request has invalid or missing parameters.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Getting information about a control

This example shows a sample response for the GetControl API operation. This example returns details about a specific custom control. In this case, the control has three automated data sources. Each data source is a specific CloudTrail event (ec2_ModifyInstanceAttribute, ec2_CreateImage, and ec2_RunInstances).

Sample Response

{ "control": { "arn": "arn:aws:auditmanager:us-east-1:111122223333:control/a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-example11111", "id": "a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-example11111", "type": "Custom", "name": "1.0.1 - CloudTrail Instance Events_CUSTOM", "description": "CloudTrail eventName for instances", "testingInformation": "CloudTrail eventName:\n\n- CreateImage\n- RunInstances\n- ModifyInstanceAttribute ", "actionPlanTitle": "The title of my action plan", "actionPlanInstructions": "The details of my action plan instructions", "controlSources": "AWS CloudTrail", "controlMappingSources": [ { "sourceId": "sourceid-5678-90ab-cdef-example11111", "sourceName": "Data source 1", "sourceSetUpOption": "System_Controls_Mapping", "sourceType": "AWS_Cloudtrail", "sourceKeyword": { "keywordInputType": "SELECT_FROM_LIST", "keywordValue": "ec2_ModifyInstanceAttribute" } }, { "sourceId": "sourceid-5678-90ab-cdef-example22222", "sourceName": "Data source 2", "sourceSetUpOption": "System_Controls_Mapping", "sourceType": "AWS_Cloudtrail", "sourceKeyword": { "keywordInputType": "SELECT_FROM_LIST", "keywordValue": "ec2_CreateImage" } }, { "sourceId": "sourceid-5678-90ab-cdef-example33333", "sourceName": "Data source 3", "sourceSetUpOption": "System_Controls_Mapping", "sourceType": "AWS_Cloudtrail", "sourceKeyword": { "keywordInputType": "SELECT_FROM_LIST", "keywordValue": "ec2_RunInstances" } } ], "createdAt": "2023-03-13T12:00:58.943000-07:00", "lastUpdatedAt": "2023-03-13T12:00:58.943000-07:00", "createdBy": "john-doe", "lastUpdatedBy": "jane-doe", "tags": { "Department": "Legal" } } }

See Also

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