PutRemediationExceptions - AWS Config


A remediation exception is when a specified resource is no longer considered for auto-remediation. This API adds a new exception or updates an existing exception for a specified resource with a specified AWS Config rule.


AWS Config generates a remediation exception when a problem occurs running a remediation action for a specified resource. Remediation exceptions blocks auto-remediation until the exception is cleared.


When placing an exception on an AWS resource, it is recommended that remediation is set as manual remediation until the given AWS Config rule for the specified resource evaluates the resource as NON_COMPLIANT. Once the resource has been evaluated as NON_COMPLIANT, you can add remediation exceptions and change the remediation type back from Manual to Auto if you want to use auto-remediation. Otherwise, using auto-remediation before a NON_COMPLIANT evaluation result can delete resources before the exception is applied.


Placing an exception can only be performed on resources that are NON_COMPLIANT. If you use this API for COMPLIANT resources or resources that are NOT_APPLICABLE, a remediation exception will not be generated. For more information on the conditions that initiate the possible AWS Config evaluation results, see Concepts | AWS Config Rules in the AWS Config Developer Guide.

Request Syntax

{ "ConfigRuleName": "string", "ExpirationTime": number, "Message": "string", "ResourceKeys": [ { "ResourceId": "string", "ResourceType": "string" } ] }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name of the AWS Config rule for which you want to create remediation exception.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: .*\S.*

Required: Yes


The exception is automatically deleted after the expiration date.

Type: Timestamp

Required: No


The message contains an explanation of the exception.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1024.

Required: No


An exception list of resource exception keys to be processed with the current request. AWS Config adds exception for each resource key. For example, AWS Config adds 3 exceptions for 3 resource keys.

Type: Array of RemediationExceptionResourceKey objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 1 item. Maximum number of 100 items.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "FailedBatches": [ { "FailedItems": [ { "ConfigRuleName": "string", "ExpirationTime": number, "Message": "string", "ResourceId": "string", "ResourceType": "string" } ], "FailureMessage": "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.


Returns a list of failed remediation exceptions batch objects. Each object in the batch consists of a list of failed items and failure messages.

Type: Array of FailedRemediationExceptionBatch objects


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


Indicates one of the following errors:

  • For PutConfigRule, the rule cannot be created because the IAM role assigned to AWS Config lacks permissions to perform the config:Put* action.

  • For PutConfigRule, the AWS Lambda function cannot be invoked. Check the function ARN, and check the function's permissions.

  • For PutOrganizationConfigRule, organization AWS Config rule cannot be created because you do not have permissions to call IAM GetRole action or create a service-linked role.

  • For PutConformancePack and PutOrganizationConformancePack, a conformance pack cannot be created because you do not have the following permissions:

    • You do not have permission to call IAM GetRole action or create a service-linked role.

    • You do not have permission to read Amazon S3 bucket or call SSM:GetDocument.

HTTP Status Code: 400


One or more of the specified parameters are not valid. Verify that your parameters are valid and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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