Posted On: Sep 21, 2017
Now, you can reset your AWS root account’s lost multi-factor authentication (MFA) device faster by using the AWS Management Console. To reset your device, you first sign in with your root account’s user name and password, and then follow the steps to verify the email address and phone number associated with your root account. After you have signed in with these alternative factors of authentication, you can access your AWS account to reset your lost MFA device. To reset your device, you must deactivate your MFA device and enable a new MFA device. For more information, see What If an MFA Device Is Lost or Stops Working.
This feature is available in all AWS Regions except the China (Beijing) Region and the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. To learn more about how to reset your lost MFA device by using the AWS Management Console, see .