March 12, 2019 | Written by: Ben Lopez, Tim Brantner, and Michelle Kaufman
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Multifactor authentication for IBM Cloud users
What you need to know about enabling MFA
- If you are using CLI, you must use API keys or SSO after MFA is enabled for the account.
Before you turn on MFA, we recommend alerting all IBM Cloud users of the upcoming change and providing instructions for configuring the authenticator smartphone app. These two practices will help prepare your users for the change and prevent any login delays when you enable MFA. With MFA enabled, here is what users see when they log in:
Spread the news
We are ready when you are. Spread the news to your users and head to the IAM Settings page to take the next step towards stronger security and better flexibility with MFA. For more information on the step-by-step process, check out the documentation. Feel free to use the feedback button located on every page in IBM Cloud to provide feedback. Good or bad, we are listening. Lastly, we welcome you to join us on your hybrid and multicloud journey, and we look forward to constantly improving your experience with IBM Cloud.