AWS Config
API Reference (API Version 2014-11-12)


Starts recording configurations of the AWS resources you have selected to record in your AWS account.

You must have created at least one delivery channel to successfully start the configuration recorder.

Request Syntax

{ "ConfigurationRecorderName": "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 recorder object that records each configuration change made to the resources.

Type: String

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

Required: Yes

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.


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


There is no delivery channel available to record configurations.

HTTP Status Code: 400


You have specified a configuration recorder that does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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