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AWS Config

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?

Companies
11 companies reportedly use AWS Config in their tech stacks, including Goopy, Onedot, and GAT.

Developers
41 developers on StackShare have stated that they use AWS Config.

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Pros of AWS Config
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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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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.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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AWS Config's Followers
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