Authentication

Root User without Hardware MFA

Description

The root user account is the most privileged user in an AWS account. MFA adds an extra layer of protection on top of a user name and password. With MFA enabled, when a user signs in to an AWS website, they will be prompted for their user name and password as well as for an authentication code from their AWS MFA device. For Level 2, it is recommended that the root user account be protected with a hardware MFA.
  • Recommended Mitigation

    Enable Hardware Multi-Factor Authentication for your root accounts