What is MFA? - AWS

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I was reading an article about having a strong password policy on AWS and I came across the term MFA. Can somebody please explain what is MFA?
Apr 9 in AWS by Gauti
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Hey @Gauti, MFA stands for Multi factor Authentication. Its an additional level of security that you're AWS account gets. It's basically an application that has a code which needs to be entered during the login along with username and password.

Follow these steps to log in using the MFA:

  • Go to AWS Management console and select IAM
  • Go to users and under Security tab enable MFA
  • Download the Google Authenticator on your phone and enter the authentication codes on your console to get the MFA
  • Log out of the account and log in again to check the activation of MFA.
  • Now along with user name and password you'll also have to provide the MFA code everytime you log in. 
answered Apr 9 by Milan

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