Security Best Practices for Amazon Aurora - Amazon Aurora

Security Best Practices for Amazon Aurora

Use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) accounts to control access to Amazon RDS API operations, especially operations that create, modify, or delete Amazon Aurora resources. Such resources include DB clusters, security groups, and parameter groups. Also use IAM to control actions that perform common administrative actions such as backing up and restoring DB clusters.

  • Create an individual IAM user for each person who manages Amazon Aurora resources, including yourself. Don't use AWS root credentials to manage Amazon Aurora resources.

  • Grant each user the minimum set of permissions required to perform his or her duties.

  • Use IAM groups to effectively manage permissions for multiple users.

  • Rotate your IAM credentials regularly.

  • Configure AWS Secrets Manager to automatically rotate the secrets for Amazon Aurora. For more information, see Rotating Your AWS Secrets Manager Secrets in the AWS Secrets Manager User Guide. You can also retrieve the credential from AWS Secrets Manager programmatically. For more information, see Retrieving the Secret Value in the AWS Secrets Manager User Guide.

For more information about IAM, see AWS Identity and Access Management. For information on IAM best practices, see IAM Best Practices.

Use the AWS Management Console, the AWS CLI, or the RDS API to change the password for your master user. If you use another tool, such as a SQL client, to change the master user password, it might result in privileges being revoked for the user unintentionally.