Ensure that all your IAM user access keys are rotated every month in order to decrease the likelihood of accidental exposures and protect your AWS resources against unauthorized access.
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Rotating Identity and Access Management (IAM) credentials periodically will significantly reduce the chances that a compromised set of access keys can be used without your knowledge to access certain components within your AWS account.
To determine if your AWS IAM users have any outdated (> 45 days) access keys currently in use, perform the following:
Remediation / Resolution
To rotate (change) your outdated IAM access keys, you need to perform the following:
- AWS Documentation
- AWS Identity and Access Management FAQs
- Best Practices for Managing AWS Access Keys
- IAM Best Practices
- Managing Access Keys for IAM Users
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