Setting up Multi-Factor Authentication with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

By Imran Ahmed

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Introduction

Amazon Web Services provides a very robust permissions and policy management system through IAM, or Identity and Access Management. One step further that a corporate administrator can go to help protect some of their most restricted accounts.

Multi-Factor Authentication, also known as Two-Factor Authentication, is an added layer or protection beyond the typical username and password. Typical devices utilize secure algorithms to provide the user with a rotating code which they would need to supply in addition to their username and password. Most commonly, this is used throughout the industry by way of RSA Tokens and Google Authenticator to do anything …read more

From: Clearpath Solutions Group Blog

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