Enables or disables multi-factor authentication (MFA) for users in a directory.

Usage notes

If a CloudSSO administrator enables username-password logon for users, CloudSSO automatically enables MFA to improve security. The administrator can call this operation to enable or disable MFA based on the business requirements.

This topic provides an example on how to enable MFA for users.


You can call this operation up to 100 times per second per account. This operation is globally limited to 100 times per second across all accounts. If the number of the calls per second exceeds a limit, throttling is triggered. As a result, your business may be affected. We recommend that you take note of the limits when you call this operation.


OpenAPI Explorer automatically calculates the signature value. For your convenience, we recommend that you call this operation in OpenAPI Explorer. OpenAPI Explorer dynamically generates the sample code of the operation for different SDKs.

Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes SetMFAAuthenticationStatus

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to SetMFAAuthenticationStatus.

DirectoryId String Yes d-00fc2p61****

The ID of the directory.

MFAAuthenticationStatus String No Enabled

The status of MFA. Valid values:

  • Enabled
  • Disabled

For more information about common request parameters, see Common parameters.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
RequestId String 14E2B1A9-7713-5E6F-8409-8DE12DF51AF4

The ID of the request.


Sample requests

&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

XML format

HTTP/1.1 200 OK


JSON format

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

  "RequestId" : "14E2B1A9-7713-5E6F-8409-8DE12DF51AF4"

Error codes

For a list of error codes, visit the API Error Center.