Posted On: Aug 30, 2023

Amazon Transfer Family now offers customers the option to require both public key and password authentication when users attempt to connect to their SFTP server. This new method of authentication allows customers to add an additional level of protection to their data when authorizing users to securely access their files. 

Previously, customers could authenticate their users with either their public key or password. With this launch, customers also have the option to require both methods of authentication simultaneously in one session. Multiple methods of authentication enable companies across financial services, healthcare, public sector industries and more to easily comply with internal security policies and further safeguard sensitive data. 

The ability to require multiple methods of authentication in a single session is supported in all Amazon Web Services Regions where Transfer Family is available, including the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To learn how to configure multiple methods of authentication, visit our documentation.