Guardrails Console

The Guardrails Console is designed so administrators can easily and quickly navigate their resource hierarchy along with viewing policies and controls. Every page in Guardrails will have six tabs at the top: Resources, Policies, Controls, Permissions, Reports, and Search. Users with Turbot/Admin rights will find the Workspace Admin page by clicking on the gear icon in the top right.


The Header is consistent throughout and consists of:

  • Turbot Logo: An easy way to navigate back to the Guardrails Console home page.
  • Resources: View and search resources within the environment.
  • Policies: View, search, and create Policy settings and values.
  • Controls: Quickly and easily find relevant controls, as well as getting an environment wide overview of controls in various states.
  • Permissions: Assign and revoke permissions. Directories can be viewed, modified, and created by clicking the Directories card.
  • Reports: Get curated information, such as CIS controls by account, and easily export the results to CSV.
  • Search: General search tab for all resources, controls, and policies.
  • Profile: The current logged in user profile page. This includes any relevant profile metadata along with the ability to create and delete Guardrails API access keys.
  • Developers: A robust, real time GrahpQL query engine.
  • Admin: Workspace administration page detailing upgrade history, account, and mod information.
  • Help: If you have questions, we have answers in our help documentation!

Resources Dashboard

The Resources tab can be used to easily search through all resources under Guardrails management! The information is displayed respecting the folder and resource hierarchy. Users can easily navigate into specific resources to get specific metadata information, view relevant controls, policies, reports, as well as a Developer tab.


The Developer tab's focus is to give developers direction when using Terraform, GraphQL, or a scripting language.


  • Resource ID: The Guardrails resource ID. This is unique for every resource under Guardrails management, including Guardrails resources such as mods. In this example, the resource is a Folder.
  • Resource Type URI: This is a less unique identifier, but still an important one that defines what the resource is.
  • GraphQL: A collection of graphql queries. This includes a query and two mutations. Clicking on these will open the Developer console with the query already input. Simply run and see the result!
  • CLI: Example CLI query using the Guardrails CLI.
  • Terraform: Formatted Terraform code for the selected resource. This can be copy pasted directly into a Terraform configuration file!
  • Terraform Import: CLI command to import an existing resource into an existing Terraform state file.

Policies Dashboard

The Policies tab dashboard provides visibility into the policy settings, policy types and smart folders. The text field can be used to manipulated using filters to return specific information. The Smart Folder and Policy Settings cards can be used to easily navigate to those pages.


Note: When navigating to the policies page, the right side will also include a list of smart folders if there are any in the environment.

Policies make assertions about how a particular resource should be configured.

Check out the Policies Docs for more detailed information. The Mods Repository (free registration required) has documentation about which policies are available and the behavior of those policies, sorted by mod type.

Controls Dashboard

The Controls dashboard provides visibility into the status of all controls related to the resources. The cards provides a visual representation of the state of all the related controls, with flexible sorting and grouping. The Policy Settings and Smart Folder cards can be used to easily navigate to those pages.


A key point to remember is that a control tracks the state of a resource as it relates to a policy. It can also be thought of as the combination of a resource with a policy. Controls can be in a state of Error, TBD, Invalid, Alarm, OK, or Skip. For more information, check out the Controls Docs.

Permissions Dashboard

The Permissions dashboard shows the currently granted permissions. Cards such as Active Grants, Directories, User Profiles and Group Profiles provides visibility into grants, directories, user profiles, and group profiles.


The default permissions view shows which user profiles have what permissions. With Turbot/Owner permissions, a green Grant Permission button will appear. More details about setting permissions and what the various permission levels mean can be found in the Permissions Docs.

Tip: Multiple permissions can be granted to a profile, but not all of them have to be active at the same time. Click the down button to deactivate a permission. Click the up button to activate it.

Reports Dashboard

Reports make it easy to get curated information and then allow the user to export the results directly to a CSV!


The tab includes a collection of queries that make it quick and easy to find the exact information that is desired. If you do not see a report that you think would be interesting, reach out to us at to submit your request!

report filter

Use the filter to get specific information about resources (or controls or policies), then click Export to CSV to automatically download a copy of the report! Note that reports longer than 5,000 items will be truncated.

Search Dashboard


When all else fails, head on over to the search tab and take advantage of our Filters to find the information you need and present it in the way you want.

Admin Dashboard

The Workspace Admin page gives information on the workspace version, upgrade history, mod version and their upgrade history, a total number of controls, and identity and access management information. The Dashboard tab covers the above. The Accounts tab will list all imported accounts, and the Mods tab will list all installed mods.


Check out the Mods docs for more information.

Tip: To the left of each mod, you can click the green check, red circle or gray question mark to jump straight to the state of the Mod Installed control for that mod.