Changes to the YubiKey VIP

November 21, 2012 1 minute read

We’ve made some changes to the YubiKey VIP! Previously, the YubiKey VIP came with a Symantec VIP credential used with services that support the Symantec VIP second factor authentication. If you wanted to use the YubiKey with a YubiCloud service (such as LastPass) you would need to add a YubiCloud credential to the YubiKey VIP.

With the release of the v2.3 firmware for the YubiKey, we have decided to add a “dormant” YubiCloud config to the second slot. You can use the cross platform personalization tool to activate it – indeed, you can also swap the configs so your YubiCloud credential is in slot 1 and your VIP is in slot 2!

To help prevent making mistakes, we have password protected both YubiKey configuration slots. You will need to enter the configuration Access Code to make changes (such as swapping, or making the configuration active or dormant). Just enter the serial number of the YubiKey VIP in as the Access code – as it appears lasered on the YubiKey. As with other versions of the YubiKey, you can change the configuration passwords – but be aware there is no way to reset the password should it be lost or forgotten!

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