After you authorize Cloud Config to access your resources, you can view the resources that reside in different regions within your account in the Cloud Config console. You can set filter conditions or enter a resource ID to search for the specified resource and view information about the resource. You can also go to the cloud service console of the resource from the Cloud Config console to manage the resource. Cloud Config continuously tracks and records the changes to the resource. By default, Cloud Config retains the configuration change history of the resource for 10 years. You can view the configuration change history of the resource by using the Cloud Config console or by calling the Cloud Config API.

The following table describes the operations that you can perform on the resources within your account by using the features of Cloud Config.
Operation Description
View the resource list You can view the resources that reside in different regions within your account. You can also search for the specified resource and view the detailed configuration of the resource.
Search for resources It is difficult to search for a resource if you deploy resources in multiple regions on Alibaba Cloud. You must specify the region where the required resource resides before you can find the resource. Cloud Config displays all your resources in a list, regardless of the region where each resource resides. This way, you can centrally manage your resources.
View the details of a resource You can set filter conditions or enter a resource ID to search for the specified resource and view the configuration of the resource.
View the configuration timeline of a resource Cloud Config records each configuration change of the resources it monitors, and displays the configuration changes over time in a configuration timeline. By default, Cloud Config retains the configuration change history of the resources for 10 years.
View the compliance timeline of a resource Cloud Config generates a compliance evaluation record for a resource each time the resource is evaluated by a rule, and displays the compliance evaluation records over time in a compliance timeline.
Manage resources After you find the specified resource, you can go to the management page of the resource in the corresponding cloud service console from the Cloud Config console to manage the resource.