Authentication

Root User with Access Key

Risk Level

Informational (4)

Platform(s)
Compliance Frameworks

Description

The root user is the highest privileged user in the cloud account while access keys provide programmatic access to a given user. It was detected that the root user have an active access key. Removing access keys associated with the root user reduces the possibility of the account being compromised.
  • Recommended Mitigation

    It is recommended to remove any access keys from the root account.