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aws_iam_password_policy resource

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Use the aws_iam_password_policy InSpec audit resource to test properties of an AWS IAM Password Policy.

Syntax

An aws_iam_password_policy resource block declares the tests for an AWS IAM Password Policy.

describe aws_iam_password_policy do
  it { should exist }
end

Parameters

This resource does not expect any parameters.

See also the AWS documentation on Auto Scaling Group.

Properties

Property Description
minimum_password_length The minimum character count of the password policy.
max_password_age_in_days Integer representing in days how long a password may last before expiring.
number_of_passwords_to_remember Number of previous passwords to remember.

Examples

Test that a Password Policy meets your company’s requirements.

describe aws_iam_password_policy do
  it                             { should require_uppercase_characters }
  it                             { should require_lowercase_characters }
  it                             { should require_numbers }
  its('minimum_password_length') { should be > 8 }
end

Test that users can change their own passwords

describe aws_iam_password_policy do
  it { should allow_users_to_change_password }
end

Matchers

This InSpec audit resource has the following special matchers. For a full list of available matchers, please visit our matchers page.

exist

it { should exist }

prevent_password_reuse

it { should prevent_password_reuse }

expire_passwords

it { should expire_passwords }

require_numbers

it { should require_numbers }

require_symbols

it { should require_symbols }

require_lowercase_characters

it { should require_lowercase_characters }

require_uppercase_characters

it { should require_uppercase_characters}

allow_users_to_change_passwords

it { should allow_users_to_change_password }

All matchers can use the inverse should_not predicate.

AWS Permissions

Your Principal will need the following permissions action set to allow: iam:GetAccountPasswordPolicy

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