Ensure IAM password policy expires passwords within 7 days or less


Identify the age of your Amazon IAM user passwords and ensure that these credentials are reset before their validity period ends in order to prevent password expiry.


1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console.

2. Go to IAM dashboard.

3. In the left navigation panel, choose Users.

4. Click on the name of the IAM user that you want to update.

5. Under Summary, select Security credentials tab to access the user credentials configuration.

6. Inside Sign-In credentials section, click Manage password next to Console password to access the user password management panel.

7. On the Manage console access panel, check Require password reset checkbox to enforce the selected IAM user to create a new password at the next sign in.

8. Sign in again to the AWS Management Console using existing AWS IAM user credentials.

9. Once logged in, you will be redirected to a dedicated page where you can reset your IAM user password. Provide the old (existing) password and the new password then click Confirm password change to reset your user password.







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