Returns a control from Audit Manager.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.get_control(
controlId (string) --


The identifier for the control.

Return type
Response Syntax
    'control': {
        'arn': 'string',
        'id': 'string',
        'type': 'Standard'|'Custom',
        'name': 'string',
        'description': 'string',
        'testingInformation': 'string',
        'actionPlanTitle': 'string',
        'actionPlanInstructions': 'string',
        'controlSources': 'string',
        'controlMappingSources': [
                'sourceId': 'string',
                'sourceName': 'string',
                'sourceDescription': 'string',
                'sourceSetUpOption': 'System_Controls_Mapping'|'Procedural_Controls_Mapping',
                'sourceType': 'AWS_Cloudtrail'|'AWS_Config'|'AWS_Security_Hub'|'AWS_API_Call'|'MANUAL',
                'sourceKeyword': {
                    'keywordInputType': 'SELECT_FROM_LIST',
                    'keywordValue': 'string'
                'sourceFrequency': 'DAILY'|'WEEKLY'|'MONTHLY',
                'troubleshootingText': 'string'
        'createdAt': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
        'lastUpdatedAt': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
        'createdBy': 'string',
        'lastUpdatedBy': 'string',
        'tags': {
            'string': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) --
    • control (dict) --

      The name of the control that the GetControl API returned.

      • arn (string) --

        The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the control.

      • id (string) --

        The unique identifier for the control.

      • type (string) --

        The type of control, such as a custom control or a standard control.

      • name (string) --

        The name of the control.

      • description (string) --

        The description of the control.

      • testingInformation (string) --

        The steps that you should follow to determine if the control has been satisfied.

      • actionPlanTitle (string) --

        The title of the action plan for remediating the control.

      • actionPlanInstructions (string) --

        The recommended actions to carry out if the control isn't fulfilled.

      • controlSources (string) --

        The data source types that determine where Audit Manager collects evidence from for the control.

      • controlMappingSources (list) --

        The data mapping sources for the control.

        • (dict) --

          The data source that determines where Audit Manager collects evidence from for the control.

          • sourceId (string) --

            The unique identifier for the source.

          • sourceName (string) --

            The name of the source.

          • sourceDescription (string) --

            The description of the source.

          • sourceSetUpOption (string) --

            The setup option for the data source. This option reflects if the evidence collection is automated or manual.

          • sourceType (string) --

            Specifies one of the five data source types for evidence collection.

          • sourceKeyword (dict) --

            The keyword to search for in CloudTrail logs, Config rules, Security Hub checks, and Amazon Web Services API names.

            To learn more about the supported keywords that you can use when mapping a control data source, see the following pages in the Audit Manager User Guide :

            • keywordInputType (string) --

              The input method for the keyword.

            • keywordValue (string) --

              The value of the keyword that's used when mapping a control data source. For example, this can be a CloudTrail event name, a rule name for Config, a Security Hub control, or the name of an Amazon Web Services API call.

              If you’re mapping a data source to a rule in Config, the keywordValue that you specify depends on the type of rule:

              • For managed rules, you can use the rule identifier as the keywordValue . You can find the rule identifier from the list of Config managed rules.
              • For custom rules, you form the keywordValue by adding the Custom_ prefix to the rule name. This prefix distinguishes the rule from a managed rule.
                • Custom rule name: my-custom-config-rule keywordValue : Custom_my-custom-config-rule
              • For service-linked rules, you form the keywordValue by adding the Custom_ prefix to the rule name. In addition, you remove the suffix ID that appears at the end of the rule name.
                • Service-linked rule name: CustomRuleForAccount-conformance-pack-szsm1uv0w keywordValue : Custom_CustomRuleForAccount-conformance-pack
                • Service-linked rule name: OrgConfigRule-s3-bucket-versioning-enabled-dbgzf8ba keywordValue : Custom_OrgConfigRule-s3-bucket-versioning-enabled
          • sourceFrequency (string) --

            The frequency of evidence collection for the control mapping source.

          • troubleshootingText (string) --

            The instructions for troubleshooting the control.

      • createdAt (datetime) --

        The time when the control was created.

      • lastUpdatedAt (datetime) --

        The time when the control was most recently updated.

      • createdBy (string) --

        The user or role that created the control.

      • lastUpdatedBy (string) --

        The user or role that most recently updated the control.

      • tags (dict) --

        The tags associated with the control.

        • (string) --
          • (string) --


  • AuditManager.Client.exceptions.ResourceNotFoundException
  • AuditManager.Client.exceptions.ValidationException
  • AuditManager.Client.exceptions.AccessDeniedException
  • AuditManager.Client.exceptions.InternalServerException