Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is the practice of authenticating with a device and a password.

OptimalBI uses MFA with AWS. When you log into an AWS account for the first time, do the following:

  1. Install Google Authenticator on your phone.
  2. Click “Identity and Access Management” from the landing page or main menu
  3. Follow these instructions http://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/GenerateMFAConfig.html
  4. Open Google authenticator
  5. In google authenticator click the plus button and choose scan barcode
  6. Use your phone’s camera to scan the QR code
  7. back in the console click Ok.
  8. Enter two consecutive numbers into the AWS console when prompted to do so.