access-keys-rotated - Amazon Config
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Checks if active IAM access keys are rotated (changed) within the number of days specified in maxAccessKeyAge. The rule is NON_COMPLIANT if access keys are not rotated within the specified time period. The default value is 90 days.


Do not provide your access keys to unauthorized parties, even to help find your account identifiers. By doing this, you might give someone permanent access to your account. The security best practice is to remove passwords and access keys when users no longer need them.


Working with Amazon resources

If the rule finds that any of your access keys are noncompliant, the AWS::IAM::User resource type will also be marked as noncompliant in the Amazon console.

The AWS::IAM::User resource type can only be recorded by Amazon Config in Regions where Amazon Config was available before February 2022. AWS::IAM::User cannot be recorded in Regions supported by Amazon Config after February 2022.

Additionally, if you have selected to record AWS::IAM::User in at least one Region, periodic rules such as this rule that report compliance on AWS::IAM::User will run evaluations on AWS::IAM::User in all Regions where the periodic rule is added, even if you have not enabled the recording of AWS::IAM::User in the Region where the periodic rule was added.

You should only deploy this rule to one of the supported Regions to avoid unnecessary evaluations and API throttling. Not enabling the recording of global IAM resource types will not prevent this rule from running evaluations, if you have enable the recording of global IAM resource types in another Region. To avoid unnecessary evaluations, you should limit the deployment of this rule to one Region.


The rule does not apply to Amazon account root user access keys. To delete or rotate your root user access keys, use your root user credentials to sign in to the My Security Credentials page in the Amazon Web Services Management Console at


Resource Types: AWS::IAM::User

Trigger type: Periodic

Amazon Web Services Region: All supported Amazon regions except Middle East (UAE), Asia Pacific (Hyderabad), Asia Pacific (Melbourne), Israel (Tel Aviv), Canada West (Calgary), Europe (Spain), Europe (Zurich) Region


Type: int
Default: 90

Maximum number of days without rotation. Default 90.

Amazon CloudFormation template

To create Amazon Config managed rules with Amazon CloudFormation templates, see Creating Amazon Config Managed Rules With Amazon CloudFormation Templates.