AWS Inventory: A tool for mapping AWS resources


AWS Inventory is a tool that scans an AWS account looking for AWS resources. There are constantly new services being added to AWS and existing ones are being expanded upon with new features. This ecosystem allows users to piece together many different services to form a customized cloud experience. Creating this customizability at scale comes with a manageability cost. It quickly becomes difficult to audit an AWS account for the different resources being used. Auditing is not only important for billing purposes, but also for security. Dormant and unknown resources are more prone to security configuration weaknesses because they tend to be out of sync with current security policy. Additionally, resources with unexpected dependencies pose availability, access control, and authorization issues.

You can find the source code hosted at 

For more information on AWS Inventory, check out the blog from Matthew Shein.

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