AWS Config
Developer Guide

Document History

The following table describes the documentation release history of AWS Config.

  • API version: 2014-11-12

  • Latest documentation update: November 20, 2018

Feature Description Release Date
Service-linked AWS Config rules support

With this release, AWS Config adds a new managed config rule that supports other AWS services to create AWS Config Rules in your account. For more information, see Service-Linked AWS Config Rules.

November 20, 2018
AWS Config allows you to aggregate configuration data of AWS resources

With this release, AWS Config introduces support for aggregating the configuration data of AWS resources. For more information, see Viewing Configuration and Compliance Data in the Aggregated View.

With this release, AWS Config adds the following new APIs. For more information, see the AWS Config API Reference :

November 19, 2018
AWS Config supports new managed rules

This release supports the following new managed rules:

For more information, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules.

November 19, 2018
AWS Config supports new managed rules

This release supports the following new managed rules:

For more information, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules.

November 12, 2018
AWS Config supports new managed rules

This release supports the following new managed rules:

For more information, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules.

October 24, 2018
Compliance history support

With this release, AWS Config now supports storing compliance history of resources as evaluated by AWS Config Rules. For more information, see Viewing Compliance History for Resources as Evaluated by AWS Config Rules.

October 18, 2018
Multi-Account Multi-Region Data Aggregation region support

With this release, Multi-Account Multi-Region Data Aggregation is now supported in six new regions. For more information, see Multi-Account Multi-Region Data Aggregation.

October 4, 2018
AWS Config supports resource-level permissions for AWS Config Rules APIs actions

With this release, AWS Config supports resource-level permissions for certain AWS Config Rules API actions. For more information about the supported APIs, see Supported Resource-Level Permissions for AWS Config Rules APIs Actions.

October 1, 2018
AWS Config supports AWS CodePipeline resource type

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to the AWS CodePipeline resource type. For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

September 12, 2018
AWS Config supports new managed rules

This release supports the following new managed rules:

For more information, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules.

September 5, 2018
AWS Config supports AWS Systems Manager resource type

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to the AWS Systems Manager patch compliance and association compliance resource types. For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

August 9, 2018
AWS Config allows you to delete your AWS Config data using AWS Management Console

With this release, AWS Config introduces support for retention period using AWS Management Console. In the AWS Management Console, you can select a custom data retention period for your ConfigurationItems . For more information, see Deleting AWS Config Data.

August 7, 2018
AWS Config supports AWS Shield resource type

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to the AWS Shield Protection resource type. For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

August 7, 2018
AWS Config supports AWS PrivateLink

With this release, AWS Config supports AWS PrivateLink, enabling you to route data between your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and AWS Config entirely within the AWS network. For more information, see Using AWS Config with Interface VPC Endpoints.

July 31, 2018
AWS Config allows you to delete your AWS Config data

With this release, AWS Config introduces support for retention period. AWS Config allows you to delete your data by specifying a retention period for your ConfigurationItems . For more information, see Deleting AWS Config Data.

With this release, AWS Config adds the following new APIs. For more information, see the AWS Config API Reference :

May 25, 2018
AWS Config supports new managed rules

This release supports the following two new managed rules:

For more information, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules.

May 10, 2018
AWS Config supports AWS X-Ray resource type

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to the AWS X-Ray EncryptionConfig resource type. For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

May 1, 2018
AWS Config supports AWS Lambda resource type and one new managed rule

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to the AWS Lambda function resource type. For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

This release also supports the lambda-function-public-access-prohibited managed rule. For more information, see AWS Config Managed Rules.

April 25, 2018
AWS Config supports AWS Elastic Beanstalk resource type

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Application, Application Version, and Environment resources.

For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

April 24, 2018
AWS Config supports new managed rules

This release supports the following two new managed rules:

For more information, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules.

April 4, 2018
Multi-account multi-region data aggregation

With this release, AWS Config introduces multi-account multi-region data aggregation. This feature allows you to aggregate AWS Config data from multiple accounts or an organization and multiple regions into an aggregator account. For more information, see Multi-Account Multi-Region Data Aggregation.

With this release, AWS Config adds the following new APIs. For more information, see the AWS Config API Reference :

April 4, 2018
Monitoring AWS Config with Amazon CloudWatch Events

With this release, use Amazon CloudWatch Events to detect and react to changes in the status of AWS Config events.

For more information, see Monitoring AWS Config with Amazon CloudWatch Events.

March 29, 2018
New API operation

With this release, AWS Config adds support for BatchGetResourceConfig API, allowing you to batch-retrieve the current state of one or more of your resources.

March 20, 2018
AWS Config supports AWS WAF RuleGroup resource type

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to the AWS WAF RuleGroup and AWS WAF RuleGroup Regional resources.

For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

February 15, 2018
AWS Config supports new managed rules

This release supports the following new managed rules:

For more information, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules.

January 25, 2018
AWS Config supports Elastic Load Balancing resource type

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to your Elastic Load Balancing classic load balancers.

For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

November 17, 2017
AWS Config supports the Amazon CloudFront and AWS WAF resource type

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to your CloudFront distribution and streaming distribution.

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to the following AWS WAF and AWS WAF Regional resources; rate based rule, rule, and Web ACL.

For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

November 15, 2017
AWS Config supports the AWS CodeBuild resource type

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to your AWS CodeBuild projects.

For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

October 20, 2017
AWS Config supports Auto Scaling resources and one new managed rule

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to the following Auto Scaling resources; groups, launch configuration, scheduled action, and scaling policy.

For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

This release also supports the following managed rule:

For more information, see AWS Config Managed Rules.

September 18, 2017
AWS Config supports the AWS CodeBuild resource type

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to your AWS CodeBuild projects.

For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

October 20, 2017
AWS Config supports Auto Scaling resources and one new managed rule

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to the following Auto Scaling resources; groups, launch configuration, scheduled action, and scaling policy.

For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

This release also supports the following managed rule:

For more information, see AWS Config Managed Rules.

September 18, 2017
AWS Config supports the DynamoDB table resource type and one new managed rule

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to your DynamoDB tables.

For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

This release supports the following managed rule:

For more information, see AWS Config Managed Rules.

September 8, 2017
AWS Config supports two new managed rules for Amazon S3

This release supports two new managed rules:

For more information, see AWS Config Managed Rules.

August 14, 2017
New page in the AWS Config console

You can use the Dashboard in the AWS Config console to see the following:

  • Total number of resources

  • Total number of rules

  • Number of noncompliant resources

  • Number of noncompliant rules

For more information, see Viewing the AWS Config Dashboard.

July 17, 2017
New API operation

You can use the GetDiscoveredResourceCounts operation to return the number of resource types, the number of each resource type, and the total number of resources that AWS Config is recording in a region for your AWS account.

July 17, 2017
AWS Config supports the AWS CloudFormation stack resource type and one new managed rule

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to your AWS CloudFormation stacks.

For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

This release supports the following managed rule:

For more information, see AWS Config Managed Rules.

July 6, 2017
New and updated content

This release adds support for AWS Config Rules in the Canada (Central) Region and South America (São Paulo) Region.

For all regions that support AWS Config and Config Rules, see AWS Regions and Endpoints in the AWS General Reference.

July 5, 2017
New and updated content

AWS Config Rules is available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. For more information, see the AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide.

For regions that support AWS Config, see AWS Regions and Endpoints in the AWS General Reference.

June 8, 2017
AWS Config supports the Amazon CloudWatch alarm resource type and three new managed rules

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to your Amazon CloudWatch alarms.

For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

This release supports three new managed rules:

For more information, see AWS Config Managed Rules.

June 1, 2017
New and updated content

This release supports specifying the application version number for the following managed rules:

For more information, see AWS Config Managed Rules.

June 1, 2017
New and updated content

This release adds support for AWS Config Rules in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region. For more information, see AWS Regions and Endpoints in the AWS General Reference.

April 27, 2017
New and updated content

This release supports an updated console experience for adding AWS Config managed rules to your account for the first time.

When you set up AWS Config Rules for the first time or in a new region, you can search for AWS managed rules by name, description, or label. You can choose Select all to select all rules or choose Clear all to clear all rules.

For more information, see Setting Up AWS Config Rules with the Console.

April 5, 2017
AWS Config supports new managed rules

This release supports the following new managed rules:

For more information, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules.

February 21, 2017
New and updated content

This release adds support for AWS Config Rules in the EU (London) Region. For more information, see AWS Regions and Endpoints in the AWS General Reference.

February 21, 2017
New and updated content

This release adds AWS CloudFormation templates for AWS Config managed rules. You can use the templates to create managed rules for your account. For more information, see Creating AWS Config Managed Rules With AWS CloudFormation Templates.

February 16, 2017
New and updated content

This release adds support for a new test mode for the PutEvaluations API. Set the TestMode parameter to true in your custom rule to verify whether your AWS Lambda function will deliver evaluation results to AWS Config. No updates occur to your existing evaluations, and evaluation results are not sent to AWS Config.

For more information, see PutEvaluations in the AWS Config API Reference.

February 16, 2017
New and updated content

This release adds support for AWS Config Rules in the Asia Pacific (Seoul), and US West (N. California) Regions. For more information, see AWS Regions and Endpoints in the AWS General Reference.

December 21, 2016
New and updated content

This release adds support for AWS Config in the EU (London) Region. For more information, see AWS Regions and Endpoints in the AWS General Reference.

December 13, 2016
New and updated content

This release adds support for AWS Config in the Canada (Central) Region. For more information, see AWS Regions and Endpoints in the AWS General Reference.

December 8, 2016
AWS Config supports Amazon Redshift resource types and two new managed rules

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to your Amazon Redshift clusters, cluster parameter groups, cluster security groups, cluster snapshots, cluster subnet groups, and event subscriptions.

For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

This release supports two new managed rules:

For more information, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules.

December 7, 2016
New and updated content

This release adds support for a new managed rule:

For more information, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules.

December 7, 2016
New and updated content This release adds support for creating up to 50 rules per region in an account. For more information, see AWS Config Limits in the AWS General Reference. December 7, 2016
AWS Config supports the managed instance inventory resource type for Amazon EC2 Systems Manager and three new managed rules

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record software configuration changes on your managed instances with support for managed instance inventory.

For more information, see Recording Software Configuration for Managed Instances.

This release supports three new managed rules:

For more information, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules.

December 1, 2016
AWS Config supports the Amazon S3 bucket resource and two new managed rules

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to your Amazon S3 buckets. For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

This release supports two new managed rules:

For more information, see AWS Config Managed Rules.

October 18, 2016
New and updated content

This release adds support for AWS Config and AWS Config Rules in the US East (Ohio) Region. For more information, see AWS Regions and Endpoints in the AWS General Reference.

October 17, 2016
New and updated managed rules

This update adds support for eight new managed rules:

You can specify multiple parameter values for the following rules:

For more information, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules.

October 4, 2016
New and updated content for the AWS Config console This update adds support for viewing AWS CloudTrail API activity in the AWS Config timeline. If CloudTrail is logging for your account, you can view create, update, and delete API events for configuration changes to your resources. For more information, see Viewing Configuration Details. September 06, 2016
AWS Config supports Elastic Load Balancing resource type With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to your Elastic Load Balancing application load balancers. For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships. August 31, 2016
New and updated content

This release adds support for AWS Config Rules in the Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) Regions. For more information, see AWS Regions and Endpoints in the AWS General Reference.

August 18, 2016
New and updated content for AWS Config Rules

This update adds support for creating a rule that can be triggered by both configuration changes and at a periodic frequency that you choose. For more information, see Specifying Triggers for AWS Config Rules.

This update also adds support for manually evaluating your resources against your rule and deleting evaluation results. For more information, see Evaluating Your Resources.

This update also adds support for evaluating additional resource types using custom rules. For more information, see Evaluating Additional Resource Types.

July 25, 2016
AWS Config supports Amazon RDS and AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) resource types

With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to your Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) DB instances, DB security groups, DB snapshots, DB subnet groups, and event subscriptions. You can also use AWS Config to record configuration changes to certificates provided by ACM.

For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships.

July 21, 2016
Updated information about managing the configuration recorder This update adds steps for renaming and deleting the configuration recorder to Managing the Configuration Recorder. July 07, 2016
Simplified role creation and updated policies With this update, creating an IAM role for AWS Config is simplified. This enhancement is available in regions that support Config rules. To support this enhancement, the steps in Setting Up AWS Config with the Console are updated, the example policy in Permissions for the Amazon S3 Bucket is updated, and the example policy in Granting Custom Permissions for AWS Config Users is updated. March 31, 2016
Example functions and events for Config rules This update provides updated example functions in Example AWS Lambda Functions for AWS Config Rules (Node.js), and this update adds example events in Example Events for AWS Config Rules. March 29, 2016
AWS Config Rules GitHub repository This update adds information about the AWS Config Rules GitHub repository to Evaluating Resources with Rules. This repository provides sample functions for custom rules that are developed and contributed by AWS Config users. March 1, 2016
AWS Config Rules This release introduces AWS Config Rules. With rules, you can use AWS Config to evaluate whether your AWS resources comply with your desired configurations. For more information, see Evaluating Resources with Rules. December 18, 2015
AWS Config supports IAM resource types With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to your IAM users, groups, roles, and customer managed policies. For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships. December 10, 2015
AWS Config supports EC2 Dedicated host With this release, you can use AWS Config to record configuration changes to your EC2 Dedicated hosts. For more information, see AWS Config Supported AWS Resource Types and Resource Relationships. November 23, 2015
Updated permissions information This update adds information about the following AWS managed policies for AWS Config:
October 19, 2015
AWS Config Rules preview This release introduces the AWS Config Rules preview. With rules, you can use AWS Config to evaluate whether your AWS resources comply with your desired configurations. For more information, see Evaluating Resources with Rules. October 7, 2015
New and updated content

This release adds the ability to look up resources that AWS Config has discovered. For more information, see Looking Up Resources That Are Discovered by AWS Config.

August 27, 2015

New and updated content

This release adds the ability to select which resource types AWS Config records. For more information, see Selecting Which Resources AWS Config Records.

June 23, 2015

New and updated content

This release adds support for the following regions: Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), EU (Frankfurt), South America (São Paulo), and US West (N. California). For more information, see AWS Regions and Endpoints.

April 6, 2015

New and updated content

This release adds support for creating an optional email subscription to your Amazon SNS topic. You can also use email filters to monitor specific resource changes. For more information, see Monitoring AWS Config Resource Changes by Email.

March 27, 2015

New and updated content

This release supports integration with AWS CloudTrail for logging all AWS Config API activity. For more information, see Logging AWS Config API Calls with AWS CloudTrail.

This release adds support for the US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) regions.

This release also includes the following updates to the documentation:

  • Information about monitoring AWS Config configurations

  • Various corrections throughout the document

February 10, 2015

New guide

This release introduces AWS Config.

November 12, 2014