access-keys-rotated - AWS Config


Checks if active IAM access keys are rotated (changed) within the number of days specified in maxAccessKeyAge. The rule is NON_COMPLIANT if access keys are not rotated within the specified time period. The default value is 90 days.


Do not provide your access keys to unauthorized parties, even to help find your account identifiers. By doing this, you might give someone permanent access to your account. The security best practice is to remove passwords and access keys when users no longer need them.


Resource Type Marked as Noncompliant in the Console

If this rule finds that any of your access keys are noncompliant, the AWS::IAM::User resource type will also be marked as noncompliant in the AWS console.

Managed Rules and Global IAM Resource Types

The global IAM resource types onboarded before February 2022 (AWS::IAM::Group, AWS::IAM::Policy, AWS::IAM::Role, and AWS::IAM::User) can only be recorded by AWS Config in AWS Regions where AWS Config was available before February 2022. These resource types cannot be recorded in Regions supported by AWS Config after February 2022. For a list of those Regions, see Recording AWS Resources | Global Resources.

If you record a global IAM resource type in at least one Region, periodic rules that report compliance on the global IAM resource type will run evaluations in all Regions where the periodic rule is added, even if you have not enabled the recording of the global IAM resource type in the Region where the periodic rule was added.

To avoid unnecessary evaluations, you should only deploy periodic rules that report compliance on a global IAM resource type to one of the supported Regions. For a list of which managed rules are supported in which Regions, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules by Region Availability.


This rule does not apply to AWS account root user access keys. To delete or rotate your root user access keys, use your root user credentials to sign in to the My Security Credentials page in the AWS Management Console at


Resource Types: AWS::IAM::User

Trigger type: Periodic

AWS Region: All supported AWS regions


Type: int
Default: 90

Maximum number of days without rotation. Default 90.

AWS CloudFormation template

To create AWS Config managed rules with AWS CloudFormation templates, see Creating AWS Config Managed Rules With AWS CloudFormation Templates.