Top 10 AWS Control Tower FAQs: Questions and Answers

Interview, AWS By May 19, 2023 No Comments

I can provide you with a list of top 10 questions and answers related to AWS Control Tower, a service designed to set up and govern a secure, multi-account AWS environment.

  1. Q: What is AWS Control Tower?
    A: AWS Control Tower is a service that automates the setup of a secure and compliant multi-account AWS environment, based on best practices established through AWS’s experience working with thousands of enterprises as they move to the cloud.
  2. Q: How does AWS Control Tower help organizations maintain compliance?
    A: AWS Control Tower provides a set of pre-configured guardrails, which are policies that enforce security, compliance, and operational best practices. These guardrails help organizations ensure that their AWS accounts adhere to established rules and guidelines.
  3. Q: What are the main components of AWS Control Tower?
    A: The main components are the AWS Control Tower Dashboard, Account Factory, and Guardrails.
  4. Q: What is the AWS Control Tower Dashboard?
    A: The AWS Control Tower Dashboard provides a centralized view of your multi-account AWS environment, including information about the number of accounts, compliance status, and guardrail violations.
  5. Q: What is the Account Factory in AWS Control Tower?
    A: Account Factory is a feature within AWS Control Tower that allows users to create and manage new AWS accounts in a standardized and automated manner, following best practices for account configuration.
  6. Q: Can I customize the guardrails in AWS Control Tower?
    A: Yes, AWS Control Tower offers both mandatory and optional guardrails, which can be enabled or disabled based on your organization’s requirements. However, you cannot modify the existing guardrails, but you can create custom policies using AWS Organizations and AWS Config.
  7. Q: Can I use AWS Control Tower to manage existing AWS accounts?
    A: Yes, you can enroll existing AWS accounts into your AWS Control Tower environment by following the account enrollment process outlined in the AWS Control Tower documentation.
  8. Q: How does AWS Control Tower integrate with other AWS services?
    A: AWS Control Tower uses several underlying AWS services such as AWS Organizations, AWS Config, AWS CloudTrail, and Amazon S3 to enforce guardrails and provide centralized governance across your accounts.
  9. Q: How is AWS Control Tower priced?
    A: There is no additional cost for using AWS Control Tower itself; you only pay for the underlying AWS services used by the service, such as AWS Organizations, AWS Config, and AWS CloudTrail.
  10. Q: How can I get started with AWS Control Tower?
    A: To get started with AWS Control Tower, sign in to the AWS Management Console, navigate to the AWS Control Tower homepage, and follow the setup process. The setup includes creating an organization, choosing guardrails, and setting up the Account Factory.

Note that these questions and answers are focused on AWS Control Tower.


I'm Abhay Singh, an Architect with 9 Years of It experience. AWS Certified Solutions Architect.

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