Posted On: Feb 16, 2017
AWS Config now provides ready-to-use AWS CloudFormation templates for all managed rules and supports a new test mode to check the functionality of custom Config rules.
AWS managed rules are predefined rules that Config uses to evaluate whether your AWS resources comply with common best practices. Previously, to automate the creation of managed rules with CloudFormation you had to write your own CloudFormation templates. Now, Config provides CloudFormation templates for all managed rules to help you automate the rule creation process. You can also combine templates to create a single stack for managed rules or add the templates to an existing stack in your account. To learn more, see the Config documentation here.
Config now also supports a test mode to safely check whether your custom Config rules are correctly reporting evaluation results for your resources. In this test mode, no updates occur to your existing evaluations, and evaluation results are not sent to Config. To learn more, see the Config documentation here.
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