Control: 1.8 Ensure multi-factor authentication (MFA) is enabled for the account owner


Requires account owners to provide multiple factors of login credentials to authenticate their identity and gain access to IBM Cloud resources.


From Console

  1. Log in to IBM Cloud.
  2. From the Menubar, click Manage > Access (IAM).
  3. Click Settings > Account login.
  4. Click Edit for the Account login setting.
  5. Select None, Non-federated users only, or All users depending on which type of authentication you want to require.
  6. Select the checkbox to confirm that you understand the impact of requiring MFA for users in your account, if you select the non-federated users only option.
  7. Click Update.


Run the control in your terminal:

powerpipe control run ibm_compliance.control.cis_v100_1_8

Snapshot and share results via Turbot Pipes:

powerpipe login
powerpipe control run ibm_compliance.control.cis_v100_1_8 --share


This control uses a named query: