Managing Conformance Packs Across all Accounts in Your Organization - AWS Config

Managing Conformance Packs Across all Accounts in Your Organization

Use AWS Config to manage conformance packs across all AWS accounts within an organization. You can do the following:

  • Centrally deploy, update, and delete conformance packs across member accounts in an organization in AWS Organizations.

  • Deploy a common set of AWS Config rules and remediation actions across all accounts and specify accounts where AWS Config rules and remediation actions should not be created.

  • Use the APIs from the master account in AWS Organizations to enforce governance by ensuring that the underlying AWS Config rules and remediation actions are not modifiable by your organization’s member accounts.

Note

For deployments accross different regions

The API call to deploy rules and conformance packs across accounts is region specific. At the organization level, you need to change the context of your API call to a different region if you want to deploy rules in other regions. For example, to deploy a rule in US East (N. Virginia), change the region to US East (N. Virginia) and then call PutOrganizationConfigRule.

For accounts within an organzation

If a new account joins an organization, the rule is deployed to that account. When an account leaves an organization, the rule is removed.

Ensure AWS Config recording is on before you use the following APIs to manage conformance pack rules across all AWS accounts within an organization: