This topic describes the release dates, supported regions, and related topics for the main features of Cloud Config.

April 2021

Feature Description Release date Supported region Related topic
Compliance packages The following new compliance packages are provided:
  • BestPracticesForDataBase
  • BestPracticesForECS
  • RMiTComplianceCheck
2021-04-20 All regions Overview

March 2021

Feature Description Release date Supported region Related topic
Compliance packages The following new compliance packages are provided:
  • CISComplianceCheck
  • BestPracticesForNetwork
  • BestPracticesForAccountGovernance
2021-03-31 All regions Overview
Compliance packages A compliance package is a set of rules that are managed by Cloud Config based on a specific compliance scenario. The compliance package dynamically and continuously monitors the compliance of your cloud resources. The following compliance packages are provided:
  • ClassifiedProtectionPreCheck
  • BestPracticesForOSS
2021-03-15 All regions Overview
Account groups Cloud Config provides the account group feature to replace Cloud Config for Enterprise. You can specify multiple member accounts in an account group to manage the compliance data of the resources within these accounts in a unified manner. In addition, you can divide member accounts into multiple account groups to realize differentiated compliance management for your enterprise. 2021-03-10 All regions Overview

December 2020

Feature Description Release date Supported region Related topic
Integration with ActionTrail events You can view the details of operations performed by using the current Alibaba Cloud account and its RAM users in the last 90 days in the Cloud Config console. These operations include access to the Cloud Config console and OpenAPI Explorer. They are recorded by ActionTrail as events. 2020-12-16 All regions View ActionTrail event details

August 2020

Feature Description Release date Supported region Related topic
Delivery of resource change logs to Log Service You can deliver resource change logs to a specified Log Service Logstore. 2020-08-18 All regions Deliver resource change logs to a Log Service project

March 2020

Feature Description Release date Supported region Related topic
Remediation settings You can specify a remediation template for a rule. If Cloud Config detects that specific resource configurations violate this rule, you can use the remediation template to automatically or manually correct the non-compliant configurations, realizing the continuous compliance of the cloud resources. 2020-03-20 All regions

February 2020

Feature Description Release date Supported region Related topic
Delivery of event notifications to Message Service (MNS) You can deliver notifications of resource change events, resource non-compliance events, and resource snapshot delivery events to a specified MNS topic. 2020-02-26 All regions Send notifications of resource events to an MNS topic
Classified protection precheck You can enable the classified protection precheck feature with a few clicks to continuously monitor your resources based on Multi-Level Protection Scheme (MLPS) 2.0 for free. 2020-02-01 All regions MLPS 2.0

January 2020

Feature Description Release date Supported region Related topic
Risk levels for rules You can define risk levels for rules to determine which rules you want to focus on when different rules have non-compliance evaluation results. 2020-01-15 All regions Create a rule based on a managed rule
Display of associated resources The details page of a resource displays the resources that are associated with the current resource. 2020-01-15 All regions View the details of a resource
Simplified display of non-compliance information The non-compliance information is structured and displayed in a list, so that you can identify the non-compliant configurations with ease. 2020-01-15 All regions View the compliance evaluation results

December 2019

Feature Description Release date Supported region Related topic
Delivery of resource snapshots to Object Storage Service (OSS) You can deliver resource snapshots, including resource change snapshots and scheduled resource snapshots to a specified OSS bucket. 2019-12-30 All regions Deliver resource snapshots to an OSS bucket
More supported Alibaba Cloud services Cloud Config continues to integrate with more Alibaba Cloud services. 2019-12-30 All regions Alibaba Cloud services that support Cloud Config
Release on the International site (alibabacloud.com) Cloud Config is released for public preview on the International site (alibabacloud.com) and supports all regions outside mainland China. 2019-12-20 All regions Cloud Config on the International site (alibabacloud.com)

November 2019

Feature Description Release date Supported region Related topic
Custom rules In addition to the managed rules provided by Cloud Config, you can create custom rules by using Function Compute. 2019-11-10 Regions supported by the China site (aliyun.com) Create a custom rule by using Function Compute

October 2019

Feature Description Release date Supported region Related topic
More managed rules Cloud Config provides you with more managed rules that you can directly use. 2019-10-30 Regions supported by the China site (aliyun.com) Managed rules
More supported Alibaba Cloud services Cloud Config continues to integrate with more Alibaba Cloud services. 2019-10-15 Regions supported by the China site (aliyun.com) Alibaba Cloud services that support Cloud Config

September 2019

Feature Description Release date Supported region Related topic
Optimization in searches of resources You can filter resources by type, region, and compliance status, and search for resources by resource ID. 2019-09-30 Regions supported by the China site (aliyun.com) Search for resources
Overview page It shows a statistical view of resource distribution, compliance status, and recent changes. 2019-09-20 Regions supported by the China site (aliyun.com) Overview page in the Cloud Config console
More managed rules Cloud Config provides you with more managed rules that you can directly use. 2019-09-20 Regions supported by the China site (aliyun.com) Managed rules
Continuous compliance evaluation
  • You can create rules based on compliance requirements to continuously and automatically monitor the compliance of resource configurations.
  • A compliance timeline can be formed for each monitored resource.
  • Each node in the compliance timeline indicates a compliance evaluation and displays the specific evaluation result.
2019-09-15 Regions supported by the China site (aliyun.com) Rule definition and implementation

August 2019

Feature Description Release date Supported region Related topic
Public preview of Cloud Config
  • You can view your resources in all regions in a unified manner and search for resources with efficiency.
  • Cloud Config tracks resource configuration changes and records the change details to form a configuration timeline for each monitored resource.
  • Each node in the configuration timeline indicates a resource configuration change and displays the details of the change.
2019-08-31 Regions supported by the China site (aliyun.com) Overview