How to Find AWS IAM Password Policy does not prevent reuse
Password policies are used to enforce password complexity requirements. IAM password policies can be used to ensure password are comprised of different character sets. It is recommended that the password policy prevents at least password reuse of 24 or greater.
This security check is part of the CIS Amazon Web Services Benchmarks and is rated severity medium.
This guide assumes that you have already installed and configured Resoto to collect your AWS cloud resources.
Execute the following
searchcommand in Resoto Shell or Resoto UI:
> search is(aws_account) and password_reuse_prevention<24
kind=aws_account, ..., region=resoto-poweruser
kind=aws_account, ..., account=poweruser-team
searchcommand into the
> search is(aws_account) and password_reuse_prevention<24 | dump
The command output will list the details of all non-compliant
Fix detected issues by following the remediation steps:
Ensure "Number of passwords to remember" is set to 24 or higher.note
Please refer to the AWS IAM documentation for details.