Source - AWS Config


Provides the CustomPolicyDetails, the rule owner ( AWS for managed rules, CUSTOM_POLICY for Custom Policy rules, and CUSTOM_LAMBDA for Custom Lambda rules), the rule identifier, and the events that cause the evaluation of your AWS resources.



Indicates whether AWS or the customer owns and manages the AWS Config rule.

AWS Config Managed Rules are predefined rules owned by AWS. For more information, see AWS Config Managed Rules in the AWS Config developer guide.

AWS Config Custom Rules are rules that you can develop either with Guard (CUSTOM_POLICY) or AWS Lambda (CUSTOM_LAMBDA). For more information, see AWS Config Custom Rules in the AWS Config developer guide.

Type: String


Required: Yes


Provides the runtime system, policy definition, and whether debug logging is enabled. Required when owner is set to CUSTOM_POLICY.

Type: CustomPolicyDetails object

Required: No


Provides the source and the message types that cause AWS Config to evaluate your AWS resources against a rule. It also provides the frequency with which you want AWS Config to run evaluations for the rule if the trigger type is periodic.

If the owner is set to CUSTOM_POLICY, the only acceptable values for the AWS Config rule trigger message type are ConfigurationItemChangeNotification and OversizedConfigurationItemChangeNotification.

Type: Array of SourceDetail objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 0 items. Maximum number of 25 items.

Required: No


For AWS Config Managed rules, a predefined identifier from a list. For example, IAM_PASSWORD_POLICY is a managed rule. To reference a managed rule, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules.

For AWS Config Custom Lambda rules, the identifier is the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the rule's AWS Lambda function, such as arn:aws:lambda:us-east-2:123456789012:function:custom_rule_name.

For AWS Config Custom Policy rules, this field will be ignored.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Required: No

See Also

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