Posted On: Apr 26, 2017

We are excited to announce the availability of Hardware Multi-Factor Authentication (HW MFA) in AWS GovCloud (US). The GovCloud-specific tokens are distributed by SurePassID, a third-party digital security company, and implement the OATH TOTP standard. Hardware MFA provides an extra level of security for GovCloud accounts, by prompting users for a token-based authentication code in addition to their username and password, before they can sign in. The MFA token keys are stored in GovCloud with the separate Identity and Access Management (IAM) stack to ensure logical isolation from other regions during authentication.  Tokens are available for purchase on Amazon.com.