Setting Multi-Factor Authentication (AWS)

Posted: April 14, 2017 in Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) adds additional layer of security to Amazon root account, besides username/passwords, we’ll be prompted for authentication code too (that’s 2-way comes from)

Setting MFA:

In AWS console click IAM under Security,Identity & Compliance

 

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Click Activate MFA on your root account

 

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Click Manage MFA

 

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Click A virtual type of MFA (we’ll use our smart-phone as MFA device)

 

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If we click on link named “here” we see available applications and platforms

 

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Now we need to install MFA application on our cell phone

 

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I used Windows phone application in my case

 

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In AWS console click next to see QR Barcode then scan it by cell phone

 

 

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Enter 6-digit code in first field,wait about 30 second and put another one

 

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Refresh web browser

 

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Next time we logged in to AWS, we’ll be prompted for code

 

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Comments
  1. sheikvara says:

    Reblogged this on Cloud & Virtualization Complete Guide and commented:
    Nice thought

    Like

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