PutRetentionConfiguration - AWS Config


Creates and updates the retention configuration with details about retention period (number of days) that AWS Config stores your historical information. The API creates the RetentionConfiguration object and names the object as default. When you have a RetentionConfiguration object named default, calling the API modifies the default object.


Currently, AWS Config supports only one retention configuration per region in your account.

Request Syntax

{ "RetentionPeriodInDays": number }

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.


Number of days AWS Config stores your historical information.


Currently, only applicable to the configuration item history.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 30. Maximum value of 2557.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "RetentionConfiguration": { "Name": "string", "RetentionPeriodInDays": number } }

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 retention configuration object.

Type: RetentionConfiguration object


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


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

HTTP Status Code: 400


Failed to add the retention configuration because a retention configuration with that name already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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