root-account-mfa-enabled - AWS Config

root-account-mfa-enabled

Checks if the root user of your AWS account requires multi-factor authentication for console sign-in. The rule is NON_COMPLIANT if the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) root account user does not have multi-factor authentication (MFA) enabled.

Note

Managed Rules and Global IAM Resource Types

The global IAM resource types onboarded before February 2022 (AWS::IAM::Group, AWS::IAM::Policy, AWS::IAM::Role, and AWS::IAM::User) can only be recorded by AWS Config in AWS Regions where AWS Config was available before February 2022. These resource types cannot be recorded in Regions supported by AWS Config after February 2022. For a list of those Regions, see Recording AWS Resources | Global Resources.

If you record a global IAM resource type in at least one Region, periodic rules that report compliance on the global IAM resource type will run evaluations in all Regions where the periodic rule is added, even if you have not enabled the recording of the global IAM resource type in the Region where the periodic rule was added.

To avoid unnecessary evaluations, you should only deploy periodic rules that report compliance on a global IAM resource type to one of the supported Regions. For a list of which managed rules are supported in which Regions, see List of AWS Config Managed Rules by Region Availability.

Identifier: ROOT_ACCOUNT_MFA_ENABLED

Trigger type: Periodic

AWS Region: All supported AWS regions except China (Beijing), Middle East (UAE), AWS GovCloud (US-East), AWS GovCloud (US-West), Israel (Tel Aviv), Canada West (Calgary), China (Ningxia) Region

Parameters:

None

AWS CloudFormation template

To create AWS Config managed rules with AWS CloudFormation templates, see Creating AWS Config Managed Rules With AWS CloudFormation Templates.