MFA Devices

Last updated: 2021-04-14 09:24:31

    Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a simple and effective security authentication method. It adds an additional layer of protection to strengthen the username and password credentials. An MFA device, also called a dynamic password card or token, is a device that enables this authentication method. Tencent Cloud currently offers two types of MFA devices: hardware MFA devices and virtual MFA devices.

    Hardware MFA Devices

    Note:

    Currently, hardware MFA devices are only available for beta users.

    The figure below shows some examples of hardware MFA devices. The 6-digit dynamic authentication code displayed is updated every 30 seconds, and the serial number of the MFA device is on the back.

    Binding a hardware MFA device

    1. Log in to the Tencent Cloud Console, click the account name in the top-right corner, and click Security Settings.
    2. Go to Basic Settings > MFA Device and click Bind.
    3. Complete the identity authentication as prompted on the authentication window that pops up.
    4. Select a hardware MFA device, enter the serial number and authentication code, and bind the device as prompted.
    5. Click Submit to complete the binding of the hardware MFA device.

    Unbinding a hardware MFA device

    1. Log in to the Tencent Cloud Console, click the account name in the top-right corner, and click Security Settings.
    2. Go to Basic Settings > MFA Device and click Unbind.
    3. Click Confirm in the pop-up box.
    4. Complete the identity authentication as prompted on the authentication window that pops up.
    5. Complete the unbinding.

    Virtual MFA Device

    A virtual MFA device is an application program that generates dynamic authentication codes. It is compliant with the time-based one-time password (TOTP) standard as defined in RFC 6238. Tencent Cloud's virtual MFA devices are supported by the Tencent Cloud Assistant mini program.

    Binding a virtual MFA device

    1. Log in to the Tencent Cloud Console, click the account name in the top-right corner, and click Security Settings.
    2. Go to Basic Settings > MFA Device and click Bind.
    3. Complete the identity authentication as prompted on the authentication window that pops up.
    4. Select a virtual MFA device and bind it as prompted.
    5. Click Submit to complete the binding of the virtual MFA device.

    Unbinding a virtual MFA device

    1. Log in to the Tencent Cloud Console, click the account name in the top-right corner, and click Security Settings.
    2. Go to Basic Settings > MFA Device and click Unbind.
    3. Click Confirm in the pop-up box.
    4. On the authentication page that pops up, enter the 6-digit dynamic authentication code and click OK to complete the unbinding.

    Was this page helpful?

    Was this page helpful?

    • Not at all
    • Not very helpful
    • Somewhat helpful
    • Very helpful
    • Extremely helpful
    Send Feedback
    Help