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2: AWS Config

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What is AWS Config?

  • Assess, audit, evaluate resource configs
  • Continuously monitor and record config data
  • Create asset inventory
  • Build rules to ensure compliance

Can it be used over accounts/regions

  • Yes

Where does it record config logs?

  • S3

How to distinguish Config from CloudTrail?


  • Keyword “audit”
  • Monitoring for AWS services
  • Track / store history of changes
  • Compliance and governance


  • Config reports on what has changed
  • Config focuses on AWS resources, not API calls