turbot/aws_compliance

Control: 8 Unused IAM user credentials should be removed

Description

AWS IAM users can access AWS resources using different types of credentials, such as passwords or access keys. It is recommended that all credentials that have been unused in 90 or greater days to be deactivated or removed.

Disabling or removing unnecessary credentials will reduce the window of opportunity for credentials associated with a compromised or abandoned users to be used.

Remediation

From Console:

Perform the following action to disable user console password:

  1. Sign into the AWS console and navigate to the IAM Dashboard.
  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Users.
  3. Select the User name whose Console last sign-in is greater than 90 days.
  4. Click on Security credentials tab.
  5. In section Sign-in credentials, Console password click Manage.
  6. Select Disable, click Apply

Perform the following action to deactivate access keys:

  1. Sign into the AWS console as an Administrator and navigate to the IAM Dashboard.
  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Users.
  3. Click on the User name for which access key is over 90 days old.
  4. Click on Security credentials tab.
  5. Click on the Make inactive to deactivate the key that is over 90 days old and that have not been used.

Usage

steampipe check aws_compliance.control.foundational_security_iam_8

SQL

This control uses a named query:

iam_user_unused_credentials_90

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