• Activate NFC on Your YubiKey

    Your YubiKey comes with a safeguard to ensure your privacy during transit. If you’ve tapped your YubiKey and found NFC disabled, don’t worry – it’s all part of our commitment to your security. This page will help you get your NFC activated.
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    How to Activate NFC:

    1. Plug in for Power: Simply connect your YubiKey to any USB power source, such as a computer, for at least 3 seconds.
    2. That’s It!: Once powered, NFC will be activated and ready for use.

    What’s Happening?

    Your YubiKey is equipped with Restricted NFC, a feature designed to safeguard against wireless manipulation during shipping. This means that NFC operations are temporarily disabled until you activate them.

    Why NFC Was Disabled:

    During transit, your YubiKey’s NFC function is disabled to prevent unauthorized access. This is a new security measure to protect your device and data before it gets to you.

    Ready to Continue?

    To proceed with setting up your YubiKey, visit yubico.com/start.

    More Information:

    YubiKeys of firmware version 5.7.0 and later are by default shipped with NFC turned off to protect your privacy while in transit. To read more about this feature and how to re-enable it, please visit https://docs.yubico.com/.