Video: AWS Query for Unvalidated External Trust

January 14, 2021 | IN AWS, Blog, Query, Video | BY Akash Ganapathi

This is one in a series of short, simple J1 queries that will help you interrogate your AWS environments. The JupiterOne platform used to run these queries is free.

A common use case is to understand the external account trust that your AWS account has, and whether or not they are legitimate. What we’re looking for in this query is unvalidated external trust. Akash will also show how to use JupiterOne to use the return results as a true, problematic list that you can set an alert on.

Cut-and-Paste Query

Here’s the query you can use to cut-and-paste into your J1 instance. Watch JupiterOne technical expert, Akash Ganapathi, walk through the example query and then display the results in real time. If you find this useful, give us some contact info at the bottom of this page and we’ll send you twice a month updates as we continue to explore various environments with JupiterOne.

FIND aws_account as aws
   THAT HAS aws_iam
   THAT HAS aws_iam_role AS role
   THAT TRUSTS (AccessRole|User|Account)
	WITH _source='system-mapper' and validated!=true AS ext



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