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How to enforce Multifactor Authentication for an Organization

Reviewed on 12 June 2023Published on 12 June 2023

Multifactor Authentication (MFA) adds an extra layer of security to your Organization. Enforcing MFA will make it mandatory for all users in the Organization.

Security & Identity (IAM):

You may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets

How to enforce MFA

  1. Click the name of your Organization in the top right drop-down menu. The Organization dashboard displays.

  2. Go to the Settings tab.

  3. Scroll to the Organization Multifactor Authentication (MFA) section.

  4. Click Enforce MFA.

  5. Type ENFORCE in the box.

    Important:

    Be aware that MFA will become mandatory for all users in the Organization. When you invite users to your Organization in the future, they must have set up MFA to be able to join.

    You can only enforce MFA if all users in your Organization have already set up MFA on their accounts.

  6. Click Enforce MFA. If 100% of users in your Organization already have MFA enabled, a confirmation message appears on the top right corner of the screen.

    If, however, at least one of the users does not have MFA enabled, you must send them an MFA reminder.

    Important:

    If you invite users who are not yet a part of your Organization, they must enable MFA before joining.

How to send an MFA reminder

  1. Click IAM in the top right drop-down menu. The IAM dashboard displays.
  2. Go to the Users tab.
  3. Click «See more Icon» > Send MFA reminder next to the name of a user that has MFA disabled. An email is sent to the user requesting that they enable MFA.

How to stop enforcing MFA

Requirements:

MFA is enforced in your Scaleway Organization.

  1. Click the name of your Organization in the top right drop-down menu. The Organization dashboard displays.
  2. Go to the Settings tab.
  3. Scroll to the Organization Multifactor Authentication (MFA) section.
  4. Click Stop enforcing MFA.
    Requirements:

    Disabling this feature means that users in this Organization will no longer be required to have MFA set up on their accounts.

  5. Type STOP.
  6. Click Stop enforcing MFA to confirm. The Owner of your Organization will receive an informative email saying MFA is no longer enforced.
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