Now Available: Hardware MFA for GovCloud

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 a third-party digital security company, and implement the OATH TOTP standard. Hardware MFA provides an extra level of security for AWS GovCloud (US) 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 AWS GovCloud (US) with the separate Identity and Access Management (IAM) stack to ensure logical isolation from other regions during authentication.  Learn more about obtaining an MFA token for AWS GovCloud (US) here.