Compliance validation for IAM Identity Center - Amazon IAM Identity Center
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Compliance validation for IAM Identity Center

Third-party auditors assess the security and compliance of Amazon Web Services such as Amazon IAM Identity Center as part of multiple Amazon compliance programs.

To learn whether an Amazon Web Service is within the scope of specific compliance programs, see Amazon Web Services in Scope by Compliance Program and choose the compliance program that you are interested in. For general information, see Amazon Web Services Compliance Programs.

You can download third-party audit reports using Amazon Artifact. For more information, see Downloading Reports in Amazon Artifact.

Your compliance responsibility when using Amazon Web Services is determined by the sensitivity of your data, your company's compliance objectives, and applicable laws and regulations. Amazon provides the following resources to help with compliance:

  • Security and Compliance Quick Start Guides – These deployment guides discuss architectural considerations and provide steps for deploying baseline environments on Amazon that are security and compliance focused.

  • Amazon Compliance Resources – This collection of workbooks and guides might apply to your industry and location.

  • Evaluating Resources with Rules in the Amazon Config Developer Guide – The Amazon Config service assesses how well your resource configurations comply with internal practices, industry guidelines, and regulations.

  • Amazon Security Hub – This Amazon Web Service provides a comprehensive view of your security state within Amazon. Security Hub uses security controls to evaluate your Amazon resources and to check your compliance against security industry standards and best practices. For a list of supported services and controls, see Security Hub controls reference.

  • Amazon GuardDuty – This Amazon Web Service detects potential threats to your Amazon Web Services accounts, workloads, containers, and data by monitoring your environment for suspicious and malicious activities. GuardDuty can help you address various compliance requirements, like PCI DSS, by meeting intrusion detection requirements mandated by certain compliance frameworks.

Supported compliance standards

IAM Identity Center has undergone auditing for the following standards and is eligible for use as part of solutions for which you need to obtain compliance certification.

Amazon has expanded its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance program to include IAM Identity Center as a HIPAA eligible service.

Amazon offers a HIPAA-focused whitepaper for customers who want to learn more about how they can use Amazon Web Services to process and store health information. For more information, see HIPAA compliance.

The Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) enables Australian Government customers to ensure that appropriate compliance controls are in place and determine the appropriate responsibility model for addressing the requirements of the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) produced by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). For more information, see IRAP Resources.

IAM Identity Center has an Attestation of Compliance for Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) version 3.2 at Service Provider Level 1.

Customers who use Amazon products and services to store, process, or transmit cardholder data can use the following identity sources in IAM Identity Center to manage their own PCI DSS compliance certification:

  • Active Directory

  • External identity provider

The IAM Identity Center identity source is currently not compliant with PCI DSS.

For more information about PCI DSS, including how to request a copy of the Amazon PCI Compliance Package, see PCI DSS level 1.

System & Organization Control (SOC) Reports are independent, third-party examination reports that demonstrate how IAM Identity Center achieves key compliance controls and objectives. These reports help you and your auditors to understand how controls support operations and compliance. There are three types of SOC reports:

IAM Identity Center is in scope for Amazon SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 reports. For more information, see SOC Compliance.