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Checking the Compliance status of Security group using AWS Config

Checking the Compliance status of Security group using AWS Config

Difficulty Level
Lab Duration
45 Min
About Lab


This lab walks you through the steps to set up a recording configuration setting for AWS Config and Detect the unprotected Security groups present in the account. You will practice using Amazon Config rules to check whether security groups are having a target for SSH as open to the world or not, It's open then AWS Config will flag them as a non-compliant resource. 

What Will You Learn?

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Setup AWS Config.
  • Create a Config Rule.
  • Create Security groups.
  • Test the compliance status of the security groups.


No prior experience is required for performing this lab.

Lab Steps:

1. Starting a lab

  • Every AWS lab on the QwikSkills platform has a uniform user interface. You will see the below screen whenever you open up any lab.
  • The blue-colored “Start Lab” button will set up the temporary username and password and assign the required cloud permissions in the background. Click on the button to start the lab.  

2. Opening AWS Portal

  • After you have clicked the start button, the cloud environment is created for the lab and you can use your temporary AWS cloud interface usi