Activate MFA on the AWS account root user - AWS Account Management

Activate MFA on the AWS account root user

To enhance the security of your root user credentials, we recommend that you follow the security best practice to activate multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your AWS account. Because the root user can perform sensitive operations in your account, adding this additional layer of authentication helps you to better secure your account. Multiple types of MFA are available.

For more information about MFA in the AWS environment, see Multi-factor authentication and the following topics in the IAM User Guide:

You can activate one MFA device (of any kind) per root user or IAM user.

You activate an MFA device by using the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) console. Based on the type of MFA device you want to activate, choose one of the following topics in the IAM User Guide: