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If you are new to Amazon AWS, one of the first things to do is setup your AWS account. The most important part of setting up an AWS account is configuring the account security properly.

In this video I walk through the steps necessary to secure your AWS account with Multi Factor Authentication (MFA).

 

Setting Up Your AWS Account – Important Things To Remember

  • The account you setup when creating an AWS account is called the root account, it’s the most important account and is the “root access” to all your AWS services
  • You should only use the root account for tasks such as creating administrative accounts and working with AWS billing
  • 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) should be used on all AWS accounts and especially on your root account
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