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When you use large-scale resources, the configuration audit service can help you automatically monitor the compliance of resource configurations. The configuration audit service can help you monitor resources in the following scenarios:

Manage resources

After you activate the configuration audit service, you can obtain a list of cross-region aggregation resources under your account, locate specific resources by searching, and view the current configuration snapshots of each resource online.

Note: configuration audit only supports some Alibaba cloud products. Due to resource type restrictions, there are only some resources in the resource list. The configuration audit service is gradually expanding its coverage of Alibaba Cloud products, providing you with a more complete resource list.

Continuous compliance audit

After you activate the configuration audit service, you can configure rules and bind specific resource types.
  1. You can use the rules preset by the service or customize the rules.
  2. When a configuration change occurs for a specified resource type, the rule is triggered to assess the compliance of the configuration.
  3. If the resource configuration is noncompliance, the resource is marked as noncompliance and a notification is sent to you.

Tracing history and problem Review

After the configuration audit service is activated, the configuration audit service records your resource configuration change snapshots every 10 minutes. You can view the configuration change information for each resource.

The configuration audit service has been integrated with the actiontrail service. It lists the Operation events corresponding to each configuration change record, allowing you to quickly locate the initial location where the configuration error occurred and the operation records at that time. This helps you locate problems accurately and quickly reproduce the issues.