CloudFormation Announces Drift Detection Support in StackSets

Posted on: Nov 19, 2019

AWS CloudFormation StackSets supports drift detection, which means that you can now view aggregated drift results for your StackSets and their stack instances from one view in one account. Drift detection lets you check that the actual configuration of application resources matches their configuration intent. StackSets extend CloudFormation stacks by allowing you to manage stack operations across multiple regions and accounts in one operation.  

You can easily get started in the CloudFormation StackSets console by selecting a StackSet and choosing 'Detect drift' in the 'Actions' drop-down menu. Drift detection in StackSets also exposes new APIs that are available via the AWS SDKs and the AWS CLI. For more details, please refer to our API reference and our documentation. This functionality is available in the following regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris), and South America (São Paulo).