This topic describes how to create a rule. Cloud Config evaluates the compliance of resources based on rules. You can create a rule to evaluate your resources based on your business requirements.

Background information

Before you create a rule, you must familiarize yourself with the definition of rules and how rules work. For more information, see Rule definition and implementation.


  1. Log on to the Cloud Config console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Rules.
  3. On the Rules page, click Create Rule.
  4. In the Basic Settings step, specify Method, set the relevant parameters, and then click Next.
    Basic Settings step
    • If you select Managed Rule, you can select a managed rule that Cloud Config provides, and then select a risk level.
    • If you select Function Compute, you must enter a rule name, select the Alibaba Cloud Resource Name (ARN) of a function, and then select a risk level.

      Before you can select a function, you must create a function in the Function Compute console. For more information, see Function operations.

    • If you select Visual Editor, you must enter a rule name and select a risk level.
  5. In the Parameter Settings step, set relevant parameters and click Next.
    Parameter Settings step
    • If you set the Method parameter to Managed Rule in the Basic Settings step, you can specify only the threshold values of the input parameters.
    • If you set the Method parameter to Function Compute in the Basic Settings step, you can specify the trigger type, resource type, and input parameters of the rule.

      You must specify the key and value of each input parameter based on the logic of the custom function. The input parameters of the rule must be the same as the input parameters of the custom function and the configuration items of the resource.

    • If you set the Method parameter to Visual Editor in the Basic Settings step, you can specify the resource type and compliance conditions.
  6. In the Remediation Settings step, set the Remediation Method parameter to Disable Remediation and click Submit.

    You can associate a remediation template with the rule. For more information, see Configure automatic remediation and Configure manual remediation.

  7. View the rule creation result.
    In the Complete step, view the creation result.
    • Click View Details. The details page of the rule appears. You can view the detailed information on the Rule Details and Correction Details tabs.
    • Click Return to Rule List. The Rules page appears, where you can view the information of the rule. The rule is in the Active state.