[ aws . ds ]



Enables multi-factor authentication (MFA) with the Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) server for an AD Connector or Microsoft AD directory.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--directory-id <value>
--radius-settings <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--directory-id (string)

The identifier of the directory for which to enable MFA.

--radius-settings (structure)

A RadiusSettings object that contains information about the RADIUS server.

RadiusServers -> (list)

An array of strings that contains the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP addresses of the RADIUS server endpoints, or the FQDN or IP addresses of your RADIUS server load balancer.


RadiusPort -> (integer)

The port that your RADIUS server is using for communications. Your self-managed network must allow inbound traffic over this port from the Directory Service servers.

RadiusTimeout -> (integer)

The amount of time, in seconds, to wait for the RADIUS server to respond.

RadiusRetries -> (integer)

The maximum number of times that communication with the RADIUS server is attempted.

SharedSecret -> (string)

Required for enabling RADIUS on the directory.

AuthenticationProtocol -> (string)

The protocol specified for your RADIUS endpoints.

DisplayLabel -> (string)

Not currently used.

UseSameUsername -> (boolean)

Not currently used.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "RadiusServers": ["string", ...],
  "RadiusPort": integer,
  "RadiusTimeout": integer,
  "RadiusRetries": integer,
  "SharedSecret": "string",
  "AuthenticationProtocol": "PAP"|"CHAP"|"MS-CHAPv1"|"MS-CHAPv2",
  "DisplayLabel": "string",
  "UseSameUsername": true|false

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.