Activate MFA on your root AWS account

Activate MFA on your root account

Activate multi-factor authentication (MFA) on your AWS root account to add another layer of protection to help keep your account secure.

Manage MFA Device

To activate a virtual MFA device, you must first install an AWS MFA-compatible application on the user’s smartphone, PC, or other device. You can find a list of AWS MFA-compatible applications Multi-Factor Authentication. After the application is installed, click Next Step to configure the virtual MFA


If your virtual MFA application supports scanning QR codes, scan the following image with your smartphone’s camera
After the application is configured, enter two consecutive authentication codes in the boxes below and click Activate Virtual MFA.

How to Install Google Authenticator


Enter your Authentication code and click Activate Virtual MFA

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