This topic describes how to create a rule by using Visual Editor. If the managed rules that Cloud Config provides do not meet your requirements, you can use Visual Editor to create a custom rule. Visual Editor can retrieve the parameters of resources. You can compose a rule logic by selecting input parameters, logical operators, and parameter values.

Background information

  • Cloud Config creates a rule function in Function Compute based on the logic that you compose.
  • The rule function is managed by Cloud Config. You are not charged for the rule function.
  • When a custom rule is triggered, Cloud Config evaluates the resources based on the rule function and displays the compliance evaluation result.


  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, set the Method parameter to Visual Editor, enter a rule name in the Rule Name field, select a risk level for the rule, and then click Next.
    Visual Editor: Basic Settings step
  5. Parameter Settings step, select the related resource, specify the input parameters, and then click Next.
    Visual Editor: Parameter Settings step
    • After you select a resource type, Cloud Config monitors all your resources of the specified type based on the rule. Each rule can be applied to one type of resources. For example, you can select the ACS::ActionTrail::Trail resource type.
    • You can specify the input parameters as required. For example, you can set the Key parameter to Tracking Status, the Relation parameter to Equals To, and the Value parameter to Enable to check whether the tracking feature is enabled in ActionTrail.
    Note Different resources have different parameters and parameter values. You can learn the specific meanings of parameters and possible parameter values based on the API of each service.
  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.