Ensure that all the IAM groups within your AWS account are currently used and have at least one user attached. Otherwise, remove any orphaned (unused) IAM groups in order to prevent attaching unauthorized users.
This rule can help you with the following compliance standards:
- NIST 800-53 (Rev. 4)
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Removing orphaned and unused IAM groups eliminates the risk that a forgotten group will be used accidentally to allow unauthorized users to access AWS resources.
To determine if each IAM group available in your AWS account has at least one user attached, perform the following:
Remediation / Resolution
To remove all your unused IAM groups, perform the following:
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