Glossary

AWS Config

Amazon Config is a service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that enables you to assess, audit, and evaluate the configurations of your AWS resources. It provides visibility into the configurations of your resources and helps you ensure that they are in compliance with your internal policies and regulatory requirements.

One of the main benefits of Amazon Config is that it allows you to track changes to your resource configurations over time. It records configuration changes made to your resources and stores them in a central repository, so you can easily see what changes have been made and when. This can be useful for identifying and troubleshooting issues, as well as for demonstrating compliance with regulatory requirements.

Another key feature of Amazon Config is its ability to evaluate the configurations of your resources against rules that you define. These rules can be based on industry standards, best practices, or your own internal policies, and Amazon Config will alert you if it detects any violations. This helps you identify and fix potential problems before they can cause issues for your applications or business.

Amazon Config integrates with other AWS services, such as AWS CloudTrail and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), to provide you with a comprehensive view of your resource configurations and access control policies.