Creates a new virtual MFA device for the AWS account. After creating the virtual MFA, use EnableMFADevice to attach the MFA device to an IAM user. For more information about creating and working with virtual MFA devices, go to Using a Virtual MFA Device in the IAM User Guide.
For information about limits on the number of MFA devices you can create, see Limitations on Entities in the IAM User Guide.
The seed information contained in the QR code and the Base32 string should be treated like any other secret access information, such as your AWS access keys or your passwords. After you provision your virtual device, you should ensure that the information is destroyed following secure procedures.
For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.
The path for the virtual MFA device. For more information about paths, see IAM Identifiers in the IAM User Guide.
This parameter is optional. If it is not included, it defaults to a slash (/).
This paramater allows (per its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of either a forward slash (/) by itself or a string that must begin and end with forward slashes, containing any ASCII character from the ! (\u0021) thru the DEL character (\u007F), including most punctuation characters, digits, and upper and lowercased letters.
Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 512.
The name of the virtual MFA device. Use with path to uniquely identify a virtual MFA device.
This parameter allows (per its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: =,.@-
Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.
The following element is returned by the service.
A structure containing details about the new virtual MFA device.
Type: VirtualMFADevice object
For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.
The request was rejected because it attempted to create a resource that already exists.
HTTP Status Code: 409
The request was rejected because it attempted to create resources beyond the current AWS account limits. The error message describes the limit exceeded.
HTTP Status Code: 409
The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.
HTTP Status Code: 500
https://iam.amazonaws.com/?Action=CreateVirtualMFADevice &VirtualMFADeviceName=ExampleName &Version=2010-05-08 &AUTHPARAMS
<CreateVirtualMFADeviceResponse xmlns="https://iam.amazonaws.com/doc/2010-05-08/"> <CreateVirtualMFADeviceResult> <VirtualMFADevice> <SerialNumber>arn:aws:iam::123456789012:mfa/ExampleName</SerialNumber> <Base32StringSeed> 2K5K5XTLA7GGE75TQLYEXAMPLEEXAMPLEEXAMPLECHDFW4KJYZ6UFQ75LL7COCYKM </Base32StringSeed> <QRCodePNG> 89504E470D0A1A0AASDFAHSDFKJKLJFKALSDFJASDF <!-- byte array of png file --> </QRCodePNG> </VirtualMFADevice> </CreateVirtualMFADeviceResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>7a62c49f-347e-4fc4-9331-6e8eEXAMPLE</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </CreateVirtualMFADeviceResponse>
For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: