This topic describes the release notes for Cloud Config and provides links to the relevant references.

January 2022

Feature Description Release date Region References
Advanced searches The following types of advanced searches are supported:
  • Search in a visualized manner

    You can search for resources by account ID, region, resource ID, resource type, resource name, resource creation time, and resource group.

  • Search by executing SQL statements

    You can execute the SELECT statement to search for resources based on fields in the resource attributes. For example, you can use this method to search for the memory of an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance.

2022-01-21 All regions
Integration service settings Configuration change events and non-compliance events can be delivered to EventBridge. This way, Cloud Config provides an all-in-one solution for event consumption and delivery. 2022-01-21 All regions Configure service integration settings

November 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Compliance package templates The following compliance package template is available: GovernanceCenterCompliancePractices 2021-11-02 All regions GovernanceCenterCompliancePractices

April 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Compliance package templates The following compliance package templates are available:
  • BestPracticesForDataBase
  • BestPracticesForECS
  • RMiTComplianceCheck
2021-04-20 All regions

March 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Compliance package templates The following compliance package templates are available:
  • CISComplianceCheck
  • BestPracticesForNetwork
  • BestPracticesForAccountGovernance
2021-03-31 All regions
Compliance package templates A compliance package template is a collection of managed rules that are created by Cloud Config based on various compliance scenarios. Cloud Config provides compliance package templates to allow you to dynamically monitor the compliance of your cloud resources in an efficient manner. The following compliance package templates are available:
  • ClassifiedProtectionPreCheck
  • BestPracticesForOSS
2021-03-15 All regions
Account groups The account group feature is provided 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 centralized 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 Region References
Integration with ActionTrail events Cloud Config is integrated with ActionTrail. 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 Region References
Delivery of resource change logs to Log Service Resource change logs can be delivered to a specified Log Service Logstore. 2020-08-18 All regions Deliver resource-related logs to a Log Service Logstore

March 2020

Feature Description Release date Region References
Remediation settings A remediation template can be specified 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 to ensure continuous compliance of the cloud resources. 2020-03-20 All regions

February 2020

Feature Description Release date Region References
Delivery of event notifications to Message Service (MNS) Notifications of resource change events, resource non-compliance events, and resource snapshot delivery events can be delivered to a specified MNS topic. 2020-02-26 All regions Deliver resource data to an MNS topic

January 2020

Feature Description Release date Region References
Risk levels for rules Risk levels can be defined for rules. This way, you can 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 resources that are associated with a resource are displayed on the details page of the resource. 2020-01-15 All regions View the information about 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 Region References
Delivery of resource snapshots to Object Storage Service (OSS) Resource snapshots, including resource change snapshots and scheduled resource snapshots, can be delivered to a specified OSS bucket. 2019-12-30 All regions Deliver resource data to an OSS bucket
More supported Alibaba Cloud services Cloud Config is integrated with more Alibaba Cloud services. 2019-12-30 All regions Alibaba Cloud services that are supported by 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 the Chinese mainland. 2019-12-20 All regions Cloud Config on the International site (alibabacloud.com)

November 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
Custom rules In addition to the managed rules provided by Cloud Config, custom rules can be created by using Function Compute. 2019-11-10 Regions supported by the China site (aliyun.com) Custom rule functions

October 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
More managed rules More managed rules that you can directly use are provided. 2019-10-30 Regions supported by the China site (aliyun.com) Managed rules
More supported Alibaba Cloud services Cloud Config is integrated with more Alibaba Cloud services. 2019-10-15 Regions supported by the China site (aliyun.com) Alibaba Cloud services that are supported by Cloud Config

September 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
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) Enter a resource ID or set filter conditions to globally search for the specified resource
Overview page The Overview page is provided to display 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 More managed rules that you can directly use are provided. 2019-09-20 Regions supported by the China site (aliyun.com) Managed rules
Continuous compliance evaluation
  • Rules can be created 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 Region References
Public preview of Cloud Config
  • You can view your resources in all regions in a unified manner and search for resources with high 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