Changing the status of an assessment to inactive - AWS Audit Manager

Changing the status of an assessment to inactive

When you no longer need AWS Audit Manager to collect evidence, you can stop ongoing evidence collection for your assessment. You can do this by changing the assessment status to Inactive.

In addition to stopping evidence collection, Audit Manager makes the following changes to the controls that are within the inactive assessment:

  • All control sets change to Reviewed status.

  • All controls that are Under review change to Reviewed status.

  • Delegates for the inactive assessment can no longer view or edit its controls and control sets.


We recommend that you proceed with caution and be certain that you want to mark your assessment as inactive. When an assessment is inactive, you have read-only access to its contents. You can still view previously collected evidence and generate assessment reports. However, you can’t make any changes, add comments, or upload manual evidence.

To change an assessment status to inactive

  1. Open the AWS Audit Manager console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Assessments.

  3. Choose the name of the assessment to open it.

  4. On the upper-right corner of the page, choose Update assessment status, and then choose Inactive.

  5. Choose Update status in the pop-up window to confirm that you want to change the status to inactive.

The changes to the assessment and its controls take effect after approximately one minute.