Ensure IAM users are members of at least one IAM group

Security & Compliance

The Ensure IAM users are members of at least one IAM group rule is used to verify that IAM users in an AWS account are associated with at least one IAM group. IAM groups provide a way to manage permissions and policies for a set of IAM users. IAM groups can make it easier to manage permissions for a set of users, allowing you to apply permissions to groups rather than individual users. This rule ensures that users in the AWS account have the necessary permissions to perform their job duties while adhering to the principle of least privilege.


To ensure IAM users are members of at least one IAM group, follow the below steps:

  1. Open the IAM console.
  2. In the navigation pane, choose "Users".
  3. Select the user that you want to add to a group.
  4. Choose the "Add user to group" button on the top of the page.
  5. In the dialog box that appears, select the group(s) that the user should belong to.
  6. Choose the "Add to groups" button to add the user to the selected group(s).
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