Tagging AWS Audit Manager resources - AWS Audit Manager

Tagging AWS Audit Manager resources

A tag is a metadata label that you assign or that AWS assigns to an AWS resource. Each tag consists of a key and a value. For tags that you assign, you define the key and value. For example, you might define the key as stage and the value for one resource as test.

Tags help you do the following:

  • Easily locate your Audit Manager resources. You can use tags as search criteria when browsing the framework library and the control library.

  • Associate your resource with a compliance type. You can tag multiple resources with a compliance-specific tag to associate those resources with a specific framework.

  • Identify and organize your AWS resources. Many AWS services support tagging, so you can assign the same tag to resources from different services to indicate that the resources are related.

  • Track your AWS costs. You activate these tags on the AWS Billing and Cost Management dashboard. AWS uses the tags to categorize your costs and deliver a monthly cost allocation report to you. For more information, see Use cost allocation tags in the AWS Billing and Cost Management User Guide.

The following sections provide more information about tags for AWS Audit Manager.

Supported resources in Audit Manager

The following Audit Manager resources support tagging:

  • Assessments

  • Controls

  • Frameworks

Tag restrictions

The following basic restrictions apply to tags on Audit Manager resources:

  • Maximum number of tags that you can assign to a resource — 50

  • Maximum key length — 128 Unicode characters

  • Maximum value length — 256 Unicode characters

  • Valid characters for key and value — a-z, A-Z, 0-9, space, and the following characters: _ . : / = + - and @

  • Keys and values are case sensitive

  • Don't use aws: as a prefix for keys; it's reserved for AWS use

Additional resources

You can set tags as properties when you create an assessment, framework, or control. You can add, edit, and delete tags through the Audit Manager console, the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), and the Audit Manager API. For more information, see the following links.