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Category: AWS Config

How to get a daily report for your resources configuration changes

AWS allows customers to build, experience, and innovate in their AWS accounts, resulting in dynamic environments. You can manage your resources changes using different controls, such as: Preventive controls with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies Detective controls with AWS Config Rules Preventive and Detective controls with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines […]

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How Kyndryl used AWS Service Management Connector, AWS Config and AWS Systems Manager to achieve lifecycle management of AWS resources through ServiceNow

Customers need a way to do lifecycle management of AWS resources in the AWS Cloud. Many customers leverage managed solutions providers to manage their AWS accounts, and they’re looking for AWS native solutions and integrations to solve their business problems. Lifecycle management includes discovering new resources from customer’s AWS environment, populating them via federation into […]

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AWS Resources Lifecycle Management Via ServiceNow and AWS Service Management Connector

Customers deploy series of AWS resources to support their workloads in the cloud. These organizations, as part of their maturity journey, must help managing the lifecycle of their AWS Resources using existing IT Service Management tool, such as ServiceNow. Manually executing these tasks via both consoles (ServiceNow and AWS Console) is inefficient and time-tasking. With […]

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Find the most evaluated AWS Config rules using AWS CloudTrail Lake

In this post, I’ll show you how to find most evaluated AWS Config rules to dive deep into AWS Config charges on your invoice by using AWS CloudTrail Lake. The solution uses the new AWS CloudTrail feature, CloudTrail Lake, to analyze CloudTrail events. AWS Config is a service that enables you to assess, audit, and […]

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Best Practices for validating AWS AppConfig Feature Flags and Configuration Data

AWS AppConfig helps you create, manage, and deploy application configuration. One crucial use case for AppConfig is feature flagging, which lets you release features quickly and safely. Using AppConfig Feature Flags, you can separate code from configuration data and hide new features behind a configuration flag.  When ready to release that feature, you simply update the […]

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Customize AWS Config resource tracking in AWS Control Tower environment

Some of our largest customers use AWS Control Tower to govern and secure their multi-account AWS environment. AWS Control Tower implements security best practices like enabling AWS Config during account enrollment, which monitors all supported AWS resources. We heard from some of our customers that this configuration records the activity of specific resources that aren’t […]

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Announcing AWS AppConfig Extensions

Using feature flags and other runtime configuration types is a fast-evolving technology segment. Adjusting your software behavior with a minor configuration update instead of deploying code lets teams move faster and more safely. Furthermore, releasing a feature using a feature flag allows engineering teams to turn on features to a limited set of users and […]

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Announcing AWS Config Custom Rules using Guard Custom policy

AWS Config lets you evaluate your AWS resources with a desired configuration state using AWS Config Rules. In AWS Config, you can define two types of rules, managed rules and custom rules. Managed rules are AWS provided rules that will evaluate your resources with a predefined configuration state that address some of the most common […]

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Tracking feature flags in Jira with AWS AppConfig

A key element of agile software development is the team agreeing on the “definition of done.” Before completing a project or feature, the team should document acceptance criteria that must be met to consider the work complete. A project or feature is “done” when all of the acceptance criteria are met and when value is […]

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Change Management for Life Sciences

In this post, we’ll demonstrate how Customers looking to maintain Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) can get started evaluating their environments for the controls found in Title 21 of the Code of Federal regulations (CFR) Part 11, and remediate non-compliant resources via a change control process using native […]

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