Posted On: Nov 10, 2022

AWS AppConfig, a feature of AWS Systems Manager, has achieved FedRAMP High authority to operate in AWS GovCloud (US-West) and AWS GovCloud (US-East) Regions. You can now use AWS AppConfig to more quickly and safely update software, and build applications for workloads that require FedRAMP High authorization. 

AWS AppConfig allows customers to release new features and capabilities faster and more safely. Customers can configure, validate, and deploy feature flags and dynamic configuration data to update application behavior at runtime, without doing a code deployment. 

Feature flags allow customers to deploy new capabilities to production, but hide them behind a feature flag, which is a simple configuration value. When engineers are ready to start releasing the feature, they can simply update the flag to a subset of users, and measure impact.

Subsequently, features can be rolled out slowly or quickly to all users. AWS AppConfig provides safety guard rails to help you release the new capability with confidence.

To get started, use the AWS AppConfig Getting Started Guide, or use our Feature Flag Workshop.