AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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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.

The number and size of IAM resources in an AWS account are limited. For more information, see IAM and STS Quotas 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. In other words, protect the seed information as you would 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 .NET Core this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to CreateVirtualMFADeviceAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.IdentityManagement
Assembly: AWSSDK.IdentityManagement.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual CreateVirtualMFADeviceResponse CreateVirtualMFADevice(
         CreateVirtualMFADeviceRequest request
Type: Amazon.IdentityManagement.Model.CreateVirtualMFADeviceRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateVirtualMFADevice service method.

Return Value
The response from the CreateVirtualMFADevice service method, as returned by IdentityManagementService.


EntityAlreadyExistsException The request was rejected because it attempted to create a resource that already exists.
LimitExceededException The request was rejected because it attempted to create resources beyond the current AWS account limitations. The error message describes the limit exceeded.
ServiceFailureException The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

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