Ensure first access key is rotated every 45 days or less


Access keys consist of an access key ID and secret access key, which are used to sign programmatic requests that you make to AWS. AWS users need their own access keys to make programmatic calls to AWS from the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), Tools for Windows PowerShell, the AWS SDKs, or direct HTTP calls using the APIs for individual AWS services. It is recommended that all access keys be regularly rotated.
Rotating access keys will reduce the window of opportunity for an access key that is associated with a compromised or terminated account to be used. Access keys should be rotated to ensure that data cannot be accessed with an old key which might have been lost, cracked, or stolen.


From Portal:
1. Login to the AWS Management Console:
2. Click Services
3. Click IAM
4. Click on Users
5. Select on the relevant user
6. Click on Security Credentials
7. Click Make inactive
8. Click Create access key and save the new credentials.
9. Make sure the Accesskey updated by trying to access your applications with the new accesskey.
10. After you verified the new Accesskey is updated, go to the inactive Accesskey and click on Delete.

From Command Line:
1. To create new access key, run:

aws iam create-access-key –user-name USER_NAME

2. To inactive the old access key, run:

aws iam update-access-key –access-key-id ACCESS_KEY_ID –status Inactive –user-name USER_NAME

3. To delete the old access key, run:

aws iam delete-access-key –access-key ACCESS_KEY_ID –user-name USER_NAME








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