CloudFormation Best Practices

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  • cfn-python-lint

    CloudFormation Linter

    cfn-lint is an open-source command-line tool that validates CloudFormation YAML/JSON templates against the AWS CloudFormation Resource Specification and additional checks. It includes checking valid values for resource properties and best practices.

  • cfn_nag

    Linting tool for CloudFormation templates

    cfn_nag is an open source command-line tool that performs static analysis of CloudFormation templates. It will search for insecure infrastructure like:

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