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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.
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 .NET Core, PCL and Unity this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to CreateVirtualMFADeviceAsync.
public abstract CreateVirtualMFADeviceResponse CreateVirtualMFADevice( CreateVirtualMFADeviceRequest request )
Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateVirtualMFADevice service method.
|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 limits. The error message describes the limit exceeded.|
|ServiceFailureException||The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.|
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5
Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms
Supported Versions: 4.6 and above
Supported Platforms: Android, iOS, Standalone