The option to add a security key isn’t available for me. How can I update my account?
If you want to install the update now, select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, and then select Check for Updates. If updates are available, you’ll have the option to install them.
I’m having trouble setting up my security key. Do you have any technical resources?
What is Passwordless and how Does it Work?
Passwordless login relies on a technical framework called FIDO2, a new open standard that delivers expanded authentication options, including the flexibility to offer single factor (passwordless), two factor, or multi-factor authentication solutions.
FIDO2 uses public/private key encryption. In this case, the private key (your personal key) lives on your YubiKey, while public keys are stored on a service such as Microsoft accounts, Outlook.com, or Bing. Authentication is fast and easy: simply by inserting or tapping a YubiKey, such as the Security Key by Yubico or the YubiKey 5 Series, your private key is matched with the public key on the server, and login is immediate.
What Microsoft accounts will work with the YubiKey?
Use your Microsoft account and a YubiKey to log in without passwords to all these applications through the Edge Browser:
- Xbox Live
- Microsoft Store
What YubiKey(s) will work with Microsoft?
The YubiKey 5 Series and Security Key by Yubico are all compatible, and can be used to log in to your Microsoft accounts.
Can I register multiple YubiKeys with my Microsoft account?
Yes, you can register multiple YubiKeys with your account! We recommend registering at least two keys at the time of setup, so you have one primary and one backup.
What if I lose my YubiKey? What is the account recovery process?
Microsoft requires users to set up more than one method, so you will have a back up option in the event that you lose your YubiKey.