AWS IAM Account

This page shows how to write Terraform for IAM Account and write them securely.

aws_organizations_account (Terraform)

The Account in IAM can be configured in Terraform with the resource name aws_organizations_account. The following sections describe 5 examples of how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub
resource "aws_organizations_account" "developer_account" {
  name  = "developer-account"
  email = ""

  # Parent Organizational Unit ID
  # Defaults to the Organization default Root ID
resource "aws_organizations_account" "shared-services" {
  name = "shared-services"
  email = var.shared_services_account_email

#terragrunt import aws_organizations_account.development xxxxx
resource "aws_organizations_account" "shared-services" {
  name = "shared-services"
  email = var.shared_services_account_email

#terragrunt import aws_organizations_account.development xxxxx
resource "aws_organizations_account" "cd" {
  name  = "thilina-thesis-cd"
  email = ""

resource "aws_organizations_account" "logging" {
resource "aws_organizations_account" "logging" {
  name      = var.log_name
  email     = var.log_email
  role_name = var.role_name
  parent_id = var.managed_parent

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Explanation in Terraform Registry

Provides a resource to create a member account in the current organization.

Note: Account management must be done from the organization's master account. !> WARNING: Deleting this Terraform resource will only remove an AWS account from an organization. Terraform will not close the account. The member account must be prepared to be a standalone account beforehand. See the AWS Organizations documentation for more information.

Tips: Best Practices for The Other AWS IAM Resources

In addition to the aws_iam_account_password_policy, AWS IAM has the other resources that should be configured for security reasons. Please check some examples of those resources and precautions.



Ensure AWS IAM account password policies requires long passwords

It's better to enforce the use of long and complex passwords to reduce the risk of bruteforce attacks.

Review your AWS IAM settings

In addition to the above, there are other security points you should be aware of making sure that your .tf files are protected in Shisho Cloud.

CloudFormation Example

CloudFormation code does not have the related resource.

Frequently asked questions

What is AWS IAM Account?

AWS IAM Account is a resource for IAM of Amazon Web Service. Settings can be wrote in Terraform.

Where can I find the example code for the AWS IAM Account?

For Terraform, the alessanderviana/its-poc, petersiemen/aws-multiple-account-ci-cd and petersiemen/cross-account-multi-region-ci-cd-pipeline-on-aws source code examples are useful. See the Terraform Example section for further details.


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