cw-loggroup-retention-period-check - AWS Config


Checks whether Amazon CloudWatch LogGroup retention period is set to specific number of days. The rule is NON_COMPLIANT if the retention period for the log group is less than the MinRetentionTime parameter.


If the retention setting is "Never expire" for a log group, the rule is marked as COMPLIANT.


Trigger type: Periodic

AWS Region: All supported AWS regions except Asia Pacific (Jakarta), Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region


LogGroupNames (Optional)
Type: CSV

A comma-separated list of Log Group names to check the retention period.

MinRetentionTime (Optional)
Type: int

Specify the retention time. Valid values are: 1, 3, 5, 7, 14, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, 180, 365, 400, 545, 731, 1827, and 3653. The default retention period is 365 days.

AWS CloudFormation template

To create AWS Config managed rules with AWS CloudFormation templates, see Creating AWS Config Managed Rules With AWS CloudFormation Templates.