Reviewing and approving or rejecting change templates - AWS Systems Manager

Reviewing and approving or rejecting change templates

If you're specified as a reviewer for change templates in Change Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, you're notified when a new change template, or new version of a change template, is awaiting your review. An Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) topic sends the notifications.


This functionality depends on whether your account has been configured to use an Amazon SNS topic to send change template review notifications. For information about specifying a template reviewer notification topic, see Task 1: Configuring Change Manager user identity management and template reviewers.

To review the change template, follow the link in your notification, sign in to the AWS Management Console, and follow the steps in this procedure.

To review and approve or reject a change template
  1. Open the AWS Systems Manager console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Change Manager.

  3. In the Change templates section at the bottom of the Overview tab, choose the number in Pending review.

  4. In the Change templates list, locate and choose the name of change template to review.

  5. In the summary page, review the proposed content of the change template and do one of the following:

    • To approve the change template, which allows it to be used in change requests, choose Approve.

    • To reject the change template, which prevents it from being used in change requests, choose Reject.