Posted On: Mar 4, 2021

Change Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, now allows you to define multiple, sequential levels of approvals that are required for your operational changes. Change Manager simplifies the way you can request, approve, implement, and report on operational changes to your application configuration and infrastructure on AWS and on-premises. Now, you can further streamline your change approval process by specifying the order in which approvals are required.

With Change Manager, you can use predefined change workflows to help automate approvals and avoid unintentional results when making operational changes. Each change request can require one or multiple approvals from individual users or groups. Those approvals can be requested at the same time or can now be split into sequential levels. By sequencing multiple levels of approvals, initial validations or peer reviews are completed before higher level or business-specific approvals are requested, saving time and reducing churn. For example, if a request is submitted to increase compute capacity, you can use sequential approvals to require that the technical review of the script is complete before financial approvals are requested. Change Manager integrates with AWS Single Sign-On to enable you to leverage your existing identity source when specifying approvers.

Change Manager is available in all AWS Regions where Systems Manager is offered (excluding the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions and AWS China Regions).

To get started, on the Systems Manager console, choose Change Manager from the left navigation pane. To learn more about Change Manager, see the AWS Systems Manager product page and documentation. Change Manager is priced on a pay-per-use basis and includes a 30-day free trial. To learn more about pricing for Change Manager, visit our pricing page.