AWSConfigRemediation-DeleteUnusedIAMGroup - Amazon Systems Manager Automation runbook reference
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The AWSConfigRemediation-DeleteUnusedIAMGroup runbook deletes an IAM group that does not contain any users.

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  • AutomationAssumeRole

    Type: String

    Allowed values: ^arn:(?:aws|aws-us-gov|aws-cn):iam::\d{12}:role\/[\w+=,.@/-]+$

    Description: (Required) The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that allows Systems Manager Automation to perform the actions on your behalf.

  • GroupName

    Type: String

    Description: (Required) The name of the IAM group that you want to delete.

Required IAM permissions

The AutomationAssumeRole parameter requires the following actions to successfully use the runbook.

  • ssm:StartAutomationExecution

  • ssm:GetAutomationExecution

  • iam:DeleteGroup

  • iam:DeleteGroupPolicy

  • iam:DetachGroupPolicy

Document Steps

  • aws:executeScript - Removes managed and inline IAM policies attached to the target IAM group, and then deletes the IAM group.