In lieu of screen grabs of my AWS console screens or paper and pencil...
I'm seeking to download a report of my personal AWS account (EC2 config, firewall settings, etc.) so that I can check it into source control with my source code as a snapshot record of how the server is set up.
After much research it seems Amazon has a fee-based "AWS Config" service that I started setting up--but, I paused--thinking there MUST be a simpler/easier way than setting S3 buckets... Just like one can download a snapshot of all one's Facebook data I just want to obtain a human-readable text file or structured (XML, JSON, etc.) from my AWS right now for free.
Also, there seems to be an impedance mismatch between the 29 rules available and what I'm seeking. The closest one is "Checks whether detailed monitoring is enabled for EC2 instances" vs. my desired "Hey, just dump everything (like firewall settings) related to my EC2 instance." At $2/rule/region this would add up quickly for my account that only costs $10/month anyway.
So, does an on-demand config download exist or is the only option the "AWS Config" over-engineered service for long-term timeline in S3 storage?