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Version: 3.5.1

How to Find AWS Regions Without AWS Config Enabled

The AWS configuration item history captured by AWS Config enables security analysis, resource change tracking and compliance auditing.

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This security check is part of the CIS Amazon Web Services Benchmarks and is rated severity medium.

Prerequisites‚Äč

This guide assumes that you have already installed and configured Resoto to collect your AWS resources.

Directions‚Äč

  1. Execute the following search command in Resoto Shell or Resoto UI:

    > search is(aws_region) with(empty, --> is(aws_config_recorder) and recorder_status.recording=true and recorder_group.all_supported=true and recorder_status.last_status=SUCCESS)
    ‚Äčkind=aws_region, ..., region=resoto-poweruser
    ‚Äčkind=aws_region, ..., account=poweruser-team
  2. Pipe the search command into the dump command:

    > search is(aws_region) with(empty, --> is(aws_config_recorder) and recorder_status.recording=true and recorder_group.all_supported=true and recorder_status.last_status=SUCCESS) | dump
    ‚Äčreported:
    ‚Äč id: /aws/config/123
    ‚Äč name: some-name
    ‚Äč ctime: '2022-12-05T22:53:14Z'
    ‚Äč kind: aws_region
    ‚Äč age: 2mo28d

    The command output will list the details of all non-compliant aws_region resources.

Remediation‚Äč

  • Enable AWS Config in all regions.
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Please refer to the AWS Config documentation for details.

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