Paula Skokowski

The Journey to Passwordless in the Enterprise

Today, Microsoft announced that the passwordless capabilities for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) are in public preview, reaching a major milestone in enabling passwordless authentication in the Enterprise.

Azure AD provides an identity platform with access management, scalability, and reliability for connecting users with all the apps they need. With FIDO2 and WebAuthn passwordless authentication support now in public preview for Azure AD, users can register a YubiKey 5 Series security key with Azure AD, to enhance account security and enable passwordless login.

YubiKey Passwordless Starter Kit

Yubico is happy to have partnered with Microsoft in today’s announcement. For a limited time, we are offering complimentary YubiKey Passwordless Starter Kits to eligible organizations, who are Microsoft 365 customers interested in beginning their passwordless journey. 

The starter kit includes two multi-protocol YubiKeys, the YubiKey 5 NFC and YubiKey 5C. The YubiKey 5 NFC is compatible with USB-A ports and near field communication (NFC). The YubiKey 5C is compatible with USB-C ports. 

With the multi-protocol YubiKey 5, organizations can begin the journey to passwordless in the cloud, securing existing applications with Azure MFA or smart card login, and be ready for newer applications supporting FIDO2 and WebAuthn authentication.

The YubiKey 5 Series multi-protocol support includes FIDO2, WebAuthn, FIDO U2F, smart card (PIV), Yubico OTP, OpenPGP, OATH-TOTP, OATH-HOTP, and Challenge-Response functionality on a single device, to deliver passwordless, single-factor, second-factor, or multi-factor secure login. 

To verify eligibility and request a YubiKey Passwordless Starter Kit (while supplies last), please visit https://www.yubico.com/passwordless-offer. 

Want to learn more? Register for our upcoming webinar, Go Passwordless with Yubico & Microsoft: WebAuthn, FIDO2 & Azure Active Directory, taking place on July 30, 2019 at 9:00 AM PDT. You’ll hear from Yubico and Microsoft experts on the passwordless journey, key benefits, and how to enable passwordless login with Azure AD.