Supported configurations for using FIDO security keys - Amazon Identity and Access Management
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Supported configurations for using FIDO security keys

You can use WebAuthn as a multi-factor authentication (MFA) method with IAM using currently supported configurations. These include FIDO Certified devices supported by IAM and browsers that support WebAuthn.

FIDO devices supported by Amazon

IAM currently supports FIDO Certified security devices that connect to your devices through USB, Bluetooth, or NFC. We currently do not support platform authenticators such as TouchID, FaceID, or Windows Hello.

Note

Amazon requires access to the physical USB port on your computer to verify your FIDO Certified device. WebAuthn MFA will not work with a virtual machine, a remote connection, or a browser's incognito mode.

The FIDO Alliance maintains a list of all FIDO Certified products that are compatible with FIDO specifications.

Browsers that support WebAuthn

The following browsers currently support the use of FIDO Certified security keys:

macOS 10.15+ Windows 10 Linux
Chrome Yes Yes Yes
Safari Yes No No
Edge Yes Yes Yes
Firefox Yes Yes Yes
Note

Most Firefox versions that currently support WebAuthn don't enable support by default. For instructions on enabling WebAuthn support in Firefox, see Troubleshooting FIDO security keys.

Browser plugins

Amazon currently supports only browsers that natively support the FIDO2/WebAuthn standard. Amazon does not support using plugins to add FIDO2/WebAuthn browser support. Also note that some browser plugins are incompatible with the U2F standard and can cause unexpected results with FIDO2 security keys.

For information on disabling browser plugins and other troubleshooting tips, see I can't enable my FIDO security key.

Mobile environments

The following browsers currently support the use of FIDO Certified security keys:

iOS 14.5+ Android 7+
Chrome Yes Yes
Safari Yes No
Edge No No
Firefox Yes No
Note

The Amazon Console Mobile App does not currently support using FIDO certified security keys for MFA.

Amazon CLI and Amazon API

Amazon currently supports using FIDO certified security keys only in the Amazon Web Services Management Console. Using FIDO Certified security keys for MFA is not currently supported in the Amazon CLI and Amazon API, or for access to MFA-protected API operations.

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