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Config gives you a detailed inventory of your AWS resources and their current configuration, and continuously records configuration changes
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What is AWS Config?

AWS Config is a fully managed service that provides you with an AWS resource inventory, configuration history, and configuration change notifications to enable security and governance. With AWS Config you can discover existing AWS resources, export a complete inventory of your AWS resources with all configuration details, and determine how a resource was configured at any point in time. These capabilities enable compliance auditing, security analysis, resource change tracking, and troubleshooting.
AWS Config is a tool in the Cloud Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Who uses AWS Config?

10 companies reportedly use AWS Config in their tech stacks, including Goopy, GAT, and BeachBody.

40 developers on StackShare have stated that they use AWS Config.

AWS Config Integrations

Pros of AWS Config
Backed by Amazon
One stop solution
Decisions about AWS Config

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose AWS Config in their tech stack.

AWS Config seems quite enough to make us compliant and secure. Why should I consider other external products? I try to achieve - Get notified on Jira Management Desk when an configuration alarm is generated. - Customize infra alarms - Get compliant for SOC2 Type 2.

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Алексей Нестерчук
Needs advice
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From firebase Crashlytics, everything is simple, we install SDK and configs, and then we can see all the crashes. With AWS, it is not clear to me which service to use for the same purpose as configuring it. Correctly I understand that for automatic sending of all crashes, you need to use AWS Config?

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AWS Config's Features

  • Configuration Visibility
  • Fully Managed
  • Easy to get started
  • Low cost
  • Ecosystem of Partner solutions

AWS Config Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to AWS Config?
AWS CloudTrail
With CloudTrail, you can get a history of AWS API calls for your account, including API calls made via the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, command line tools, and higher-level AWS services (such as AWS CloudFormation). The AWS API call history produced by CloudTrail enables security analysis, resource change tracking, and compliance auditing. The recorded information includes the identity of the API caller, the time of the API call, the source IP address of the API caller, the request parameters, and the response elements returned by the AWS service.
Amazon CloudWatch
It helps you gain system-wide visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health. It retrieve your monitoring data, view graphs to help take automated action based on the state of your cloud environment.
Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster.
DigitalOcean Monitoring
Collect metrics for visibility, monitor Droplet performance, and receive alerts when problems arise in your infrastructure – at no additional cost.
With a click of the menubar icon, you can see the status of your favorite services. You can also be notified when a service goes down or gets restored. stts is designed to be unobtrusive, only giving you the information you need and allowing you to access the status page with a single click.
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AWS Config's Followers
94 developers follow AWS Config to keep up with related blogs and decisions.