AWS Multi-Factor Authentication adds support for virtual MFA devices

Posted on: Nov 2, 2011

We are excited to announce that AWS Multi-Factor Authentication (AWS MFA) now supports the use of virtual MFA devices. You can now use your existing smartphone, tablet, or computer running any application that supports the open OATH TOTP standard to generate an AWS MFA authentication code. AWS MFA provides an extra level of security for your AWS account, by prompting users for an authentication code in addition to their username and password, before they can sign in to AWS websites. You can optionally enable AWS MFA for your AWS account and for individual AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) users you have created under your account, and you now have the choice of virtual MFA devices or hardware MFA key fob devices.

For more information, please visit the AWS MFA web page.