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Version: 4.0.5

How to Find AWS Accounts Without Minimum Password Length of 14 Characters

Password policies are used to enforce password complexity requirements. IAM password policies can be used to ensure password are comprised of different character sets. It is recommended that the password policy require minimum length of 14 or greater.


This security check is part of the CIS Amazon Web Services Benchmarks and is rated severity medium.


This guide assumes that you have already installed and configured Fix Inventory to collect your AWS resources.


  1. Execute the following search command in Fix Inventory Shell:

    > search is(aws_account) and minimum_password_length<14
    ​kind=aws_account, ..., region=fixinventory-poweruser
    ​kind=aws_account, ..., account=poweruser-team
  2. Pipe the search command into the dump command:

    > search is(aws_account) and minimum_password_length<14 | dump
    ​ id: /aws/iam/123
    ​ name: some-name
    ​ ctime: '2022-12-05T22:53:14Z'
    ​ kind: aws_account
    ​ age: 2mo28d

    The command output will list the details of all non-compliant aws_account resources.


  • Ensure Minimum password length is checked under Password Policy.
  • Ensure the configured password length is 14 or higher.

Please refer to the AWS IAM documentation for details.

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