Home » Cloud » How to setup 2 factor authentication (MFA) for your AWS account step by step

How to setup 2 factor authentication (MFA) for your AWS account step by step

This tutorial will walk you thru on setting up step by step multi-factor authentication on your AWS account

  1.  Go to Security and Identity in AWS services
  2. Click on IAM

2016-11-11-23_53_10-iam-management-console

Once you are in the IAM page

  1. Click on Users
  2. Pick the candidate users for MFA setup

2016-11-11-23_54_31-iam-management-console

Double click the candidate user that requires the MFA setup – in this case I have chosen “AWSCLI” for MFA setup

below is where you can see tabs for setting up the password and managing the MFA device

Click on the Manage MFA Device to go the next step

2016-11-11-23_55_29-iam-management-console

The next screen gives you an option to do software or hardware MFA setup – in this example – I am going choose DUO, however there are other options too like Google Authenticator

 

2016-11-11-23_56_28-iam-management-console

 

You can click the “here” link to all the compatible devices – click Next Step to go to the next screen

 

2016-11-11-23_57_33-iam-management-console

At this point – you will need your smart phone,   for example an iPhone in this case and you can download that from an APP store

Open your DUO APP and scan the QR code by clicking the + sign or add account

2016-11-12-00_43_27-img_0047-png-windows-photo-viewer

2016-11-11-23_59_28

 

Once the QR code is scanned then you can generate the codes to complete the setup

  1.  one shows the user
  2. key will generate the one-time password that you can generate to complete the setup

2016-11-12-00_44_20-img_0048-png-windows-photo-viewer

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
*