Disable a Rule in Stax

Disable a rule and provide context around the reason the rule was disabled

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Stax is continually monitoring the compliance posture of your AWS resources against the Rules you apply to them.

When you enable a Rule Bundle in Stax, all of the Rules for that standard are enabled by default.

There are times, however, when specific Rules or standards are not relevant to your AWS environment. Stax allows you to disable any individual Rule to help reduce irrelevant checks and findings.

To provide your team with greater oversight and visibility, Stax also allows you to provide a reason or justification for disabling a Rule.

Before You Begin

  • Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes
  • To disable a Rule within Stax, you must be a member of either the Admin or the Cost & Compliance Admin role in your Stax tenancy

Disable a Rule From the Bundles Page

  1. Log in to the Stax Console

  2. Navigate to the Bundles page

  3. Select the relevant Bundle from the Active Bundles or Available Bundles sections

  4. The Rule Bundle detail screen will give you an overview of the Bundle and will allow you to review all the individual Rules before they're applied

  5. To disable a Rule, simply click the toggle next to the Rule to off

  6. Enter a reason why you are disabling the Rule. The information you provide can help your team understand why the Rule has been disabled

    Provide reason for disabling a Rule from Rule Bundle page
  7. Click the Save button to disable the Rule

    Disabled Rule shown in Rule Bundle page

Existing Rule findings are archived automatically after three days.

To re-enable the Rule simply click the toggle next to the Rule to on. Your previous disable reason will be cleared.

Disable a Rule From the Rules Page

  1. Log in to the Stax Console

  2. Navigate to the Rules page

  3. Select the ellipsis (⋮) to the right of the rule you want to disable

  4. Select Disable Rule

    Disable a Rule from Rule page
  5. To disable a Rule for a specific bundle, simply click the toggle next to the Rule to off

  6. Enter a reason why you are disabling the Rule. The information you provide can help your team understand why the Rule has been disabled

  7. Click the Save button to disable the Rule

    Enable or Disable this Rule Dialog Box

Existing findings for disabled Rules are archived automatically after three days.

To re-enable the Rule simply click the toggle next to the Rule to on. Your previous disable reason will be cleared.

Disable a Rule From the Rules Detail Page

  1. Log in to the Stax Console

  2. Navigate to the Rules page

  3. Select the Rule to view the Rule's details

  4. Select the ellipsis (⋮) to the right of the Rule Details page

  5. Select Disable Rule

    Disable Rule from Rule Details Page
  6. To disable a Rule for a specific bundle, simply click the toggle next to the Rule to off

  7. Enter a reason why you are disabling the Rule. The information you provide can help your team understand why the Rule has been disabled

  8. Click the Save button to disable the Rule. Previous findings for disabled Rules are archived automatically after three days

    Enable or Disable this Rule Dialog Box
  9. Click the Documentation tab to view the reason for disabling the rule

    View Reason for Disabling the Rule

Show Disabled Rule on the Rules details Page

  1. Log in to the Stax Console

  2. Navigate to the Rules page

  3. By default, the Rules page will show disabled Rules that are part of multiple Bundles. These Rules will be tagged to indicate that the Rule is disabled for the given bundle.

  4. Select the ellipsis (⋮) to the right of the Notifications button on the Rule summary panel

  5. Select Show disabled

    Show Disabled Rule in Rule Page
  6. Any disabled rules will be included in the list of rules on the Rules page

    Rules Page Showing Disabled Rules
  7. To hide disabled Rules, select the ellipsis (⋮) to the right of the Notifications button, then select Hide disabled

View the Reason a Rule is Disabled in the Rule Detail Page

  1. Log in to the Stax Console

  2. Navigate to the Rules page

  3. Select the Rule you want to view

  4. On the Rules Details page, select the Documentation tab

  5. If required, select the Bundle

  6. The reason for disabling the rule will be available under the Rule description

  7. If the user did not provide a reason for disabling the Rule, No reason provided will be shown

    View Reason for Disabling the Rule

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