A compliance package template is a scenario-specific collection of managed rules that Cloud Config assembles to evaluate the compliance of resources. You can enable a compliance package based on a compliance package template. After you enable a compliance package, you can view the compliance evaluation results of associated resources based on the specified account and rule.

Background information

Cloud Config provides nine compliance package templates. For more information, see Overview.

After you enable a compliance package, the managed rules that are specified in the compliance package are automatically created on the Rules page. You can modify, delete, enable, or disable these managed rules.

When you use a compliance package, pay attention to the following limits:
  • If you use an ordinary account, you can enable a maximum of five compliance packages.
  • If you use a management account, you can enable a maximum of five compliance packages on the Current Account tab or each account group tab.

Use an ordinary account

  1. Log on to the Cloud Config console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Compliance Package.
  3. On the Compliance Package page, click Enable Compliance Package in the upper-right corner.
  4. In the Basic Information step, specify the name and risk level of the compliance package. Then, click Next.
  5. In the Select a rule step, select Compliance Package Template, Rules, or Managed rule from the drop-down list. After that, select one or more rules from the rule list. If you select Compliance Package Template, select a compliance package template from the drop-down list that appears. Then, click Next.
  6. In the Rule Settings step, set the Rule Name, Risk Level, and Description parameters and click Finish.

Use a management account

  1. Log on to the Cloud Config console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Compliance Package.
  3. On the Compliance Package page, click the tab of the account group for which you want to enable a compliance package.
  4. On the account group tab, click Enable Compliance Package in the upper-right corner.
  5. In the Basic Information step, specify the name and risk level of the compliance package. Then, click Next.
  6. In the Select a rule step, select Compliance Package Template, Rules, or Managed rule from the drop-down list. After that, select one or more rules from the rule list. If you select Compliance Package Template, select a compliance package template from the drop-down list that appears. Then, click Next.
  7. In the Rule Settings step, set the Rule Name, Risk Level, and Description parameters and click Finish.