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What is the YubiHSM 1?

The YubiHSM 1 is special purpose HSM to protect encryption keys and OTP seeds for the Yubico Validation Server with great security, great quality , and a low cost of ownership. It does not provide all the physical security of other HSMs — but protects your secrets from internet intrusion, such as someone gaining root […]

What happens if I lose my YubiKey?

If you are using your YubiKey with a service or application, the policy for lost or stolen YubiKeys depends on how that service or application deals with the situation. The simplest recovery method is if the site supports alternative authentication mechanisms, so that you can regain access to the account and can delete (de-associate) the […]

Where are Yubico’s YubiCloud servers located?

Yubico currently has five YubiCloud OTP validation servers. They are located around the world, distributed and synchronized to ensure that there is no single point of failure. For more information, see the YubiCloud Validation Service Guide.

Why does the YubiKey act as a keyboard?

To allow the YubiKey to be compatible across multiple hardware platforms and operating systems, the YubiKey appears as a USB keyboard to the operating system. This design provides several advantages including: Virtually all mainstream operating systems have built-in USB keyboard support. Since the YubiKey uses generic keyboard drivers, there are no special drivers that need […]

What is two-factor authentication (2FA)?

Two-factor authentication is a strong authentication method where the user provides two types of identification. Two-factor authentication combines something you know (a PIN or a password) with something you have (a physical device, such as a YubiKey). The physical device must be capable of interacting with a computer and transmitting a unique ID. The YubiKey […]

What lanyards can I use with my YubiKey?

Conductive lanyards should not be used with the YubiKey Nano, YubiKey NEO-n, or YubiKey Edge-n as they might cause unwanted interference with the touch sensor. Other than that, there are no restrictions. Before using a lanyard with the YubiKey Nano, YubiKey NEO-n, or YubiKey Edge-n, note that these YubiKeys in the smaller form factor are […]

What is a YubiKey?

A YubiKey is a small hardware device that offers two-factor authentication with a simple touch of a button. YubiKeys are built strong enough for the largest enterprises, while remaining simple enough for anyone to use. The YubiKey NEO offers both contact (USB) and contactless (NFC, MIFARE) communications. YubiKeys can support FIDO U2F, Yubico-OTP, OATH-OTP, OATH-HOTP, […]

Can I use the YubiKey with my Mac?

Yes, the YubiKey can be used with any computer (including Apple Macs) that have a standard USB 2.0 port and support USB keyboards. The YubiKey identifies itself to the computer as a USB Keyboard, and is therefore OS independent. It works with Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple Mac (OS X and macOS), Apple iOS (iPad/iPad 2/iPad […]

Can I use my YubiKey with my PC?

Yes, the YubiKey can be used with any computer (including PCs) that have a standard USB 2.0 port and support USB keyboards. The YubiKey identifies itself to the computer as a USB Keyboard, and is therefore OS independent. It works with Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple Mac (OS X and macOS),  Apple iOS (iPad/iPad 2/iPad 3 […]

What is a One-Time Password (OTP)?

A One-Time Password (OTP) is a password valid only for a single use and, once used, cannot be used again for authentication. A Yubico OTP is unique sequence of characters generated every time the YubiKey button is touched. The Yubico OTP is comprised of a sequence of 32 Modhex characters representing information encrypted with a […]

What is U2F?

U2F is an open authentication standard that enables keychain devices, mobile phones, and other devices to securely access any number of web-based services — instantly and with no drivers or client software needed. U2F was created by Google and Yubico, with contribution from NXP, and is today hosted by the open-authentication industry consortium, FIDO Alliance. […]

How do I store my YubiKey?

The standard-sized YubiKey (such as the YubiKey 4, YubiKey NEO, and FIDO U2F Security Key, as well as the YubiKey Standard and YubiKey Edge) are made of injection-molded plastic encasing the circuitry, while the exposed elements consist of military-grade hardened gold. Waterproof and crush-resistant, the standard-sized YubiKey attaches to your keychain alongside your house and […]


Versasec is Yubico’s first Card Management System (CMS) partner. With this new integration, Versasec vSEC:CMS users can quickly authenticate with a simple touch using their YubiKey as a smart card in Personal Identity Verification (PIV) mode. Versasec’s solutions are affordable and easy to integrate, so organizations of all sizes can... Continue reading

How to Use the Yubico Windows Login Tool

Yubico has created a small utility that can secure access to a Windows computer when used in conjunction with a YubiKey. When properly configured, both the user’s password and YubiKey are required to gain access to the account. When using this tool it is highly recommended to configure a second, back-up YubiKey at the same […]

How to Enable YubiKey with KeePass

Requirements These instructions will show you how to configure your YubiKeys to protect your KeePass database with OATH HOTP. To do so, you will need the following: YubiKey Hardware with a spare configuration slot* The YubiKey Personalization Tool The Professional Edition of KeePass OtpKeyProv, the KeePass Plugin * YubiKey 4 or YubiKey NEO series only How to […]

How to Use Your YubiKey With Dropbox using Authenticator Codes

Dropbox Has Added Support for FIDO U2F and U2F-enabled YubiKeys! Visit our Dropbox for Individuals page or our Dropbox for Business page to find out more more information. U2F-certified YubiKeys are the easiest, fastest way to secure your Dropbox (and many other!) accounts, but if you need to use codes to authenticate, you can follow the instructions […]

Which YubiKeys work with LastPass?

Any YubiKey in any form factor (with the exception of the Security Key, which supports U2F only) works with LastPass, as long as the YubiKey is configured with a Yubico OTP. Yubico and LastPass also offer a discounted bundle with YubiKey + LastPass. For more information, see the LastPass Bundles in the Yubico store.

YubiKey Personalization Tool User’s Guide

Use the YubiKey Personalization Tool to configure the two slots on your YubiKey on Microsoft Windows, Mac (OS X and macOS), and Linux operating systems. The tool uses a simple step-by-step approach to configuring YubiKeys and works with any YubiKey (except the Security Key). You can also use the tool to check the type and […]

Yubico Authenticator Guide

Use the Yubico Authenticator for Desktop on your Microsoft Windows, Mac (OS X and macOS), or Linux computers to generate OATH credentials on your YubiKeys. Use Yubico Authenticator for Android with YubiKey NEO devices and your Android phones that are NFC-enabled. This document describes how to use both tools. Date Published: May 2016 Applies To: […]

YubiKey NEO Manager Quick Start Guide

Use the YubiKey NEO Manager to change the connection mode of your YubiKey NEO device. For example, older YubiKey NEO devices were not shipped with CCID mode enabled (required to manage apps on your device). This document describes how to use this tool. Note that all YubiKey NEOs shipped after November 2015 come preconfigured with […]

Product Sheets

This article provides links so you can view or download current copies of our YubiKey product sheets (in PDF format).   Products Available Online YubiKey 4, YubiKey 4 Nano, YubiKey 4C, and YubiKey 4C Nano YubiKey NEO FIDO U2F Security Key Products Available From Sales YubiKey Edge and YubiKey Edge-n YubiKey NEO-N YubiKey Standard and […]

How to Reset Your Applet on Your YubiKey

These instructions will show you how to reset your OpenPGP applet on a YubiKey device. Setting Up Your YubiKey Resetting the OpenPGP Applet Software tools referenced in these instructions can be found on our Downloads page. Need help Identifying Your YubiKey? Setting Up Your YubiKey Requirements: YubiKey 4, YubiKey 4 Nano, YubiKey 4C, YubiKey NEO, […]

How to Use Your YubiKey With OpenPGP

These instructions will show you how to set up your YubiKey with OpenPGP. Before you begin, decide if you want to generate the private key on the YubiKey device, or if you want to generate the private key off of the YubiKey and then move the subkeys to the YubiKey. For greater security, we recommend […]

Yubico at CIS: Presenting the Evolution of Multi-factor Authentication

PALO ALTO, CA, June 6, 2016 – Yubico, the leading provider of simple and open online identity protection, today announced the company’s participation and activities at the Cloud Identity Summit (CIS), June 6-9 in New Orleans, LA. Yubico will be delivering multiple presentations and demonstrating YubiKey partner integrations and FIDO U2F authentication at Booth #23. […]

Online Purchase

Buy YubiKey security keys, YubiHSM, and special bundled products. Protect accounts like Facebook, Google and Dropbox. It's fast, easy, and secure. Continue reading

Yubico at EIC: The Future of Strong Authentication – Simple, Open, Mobile

MUNICH, GERMANY and PALO ALTO, CA, May 10, 2016 – Yubico, the leading provider of simple and open online identity protection, today announced the company’s participation and activities at the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016 (EIC), May 10-13, in Munich, Germany.   At EIC, Yubico’s CEO and Founder, Stina Ehrensvard, will be delivering an opening […]

How to Use Your YubiKey With Authenticator Codes

These instructions show you how to set up your YubiKey so that you can use two-factor authentication to sign in to any account that requires authenticator codes. Example sites where you can use codes to authenticate include Amazon, Dropbox (if you aren’t using U2F), Evernote, Facebook, and many others. To use a code at one of […]

How To Use Your YubiKey with Google

Congratulations, you have a U2F YubiKey! So how do you set it up to protect your Google accounts? Follow these easy instructions and you’ll be protected with the simplicity of YubiKey two-factor authentication in no time! If you do not have a U2F YubiKey, you can still use your YubiKey Standard or YubiKey Edge to protect […]

The ISC Project Case Study

This case study focuses on the value that YubiKey brings to The ISC Project and presents two brief stories illustrating how YubiKeys are being used by two organizations where confidentiality and security are top concerns for members in the field. Continue reading

Firmware/Software Developer

Firmware/Software Developer Stockholm, Sweden Yubico’s mission is to create a safer internet for everyone. Our core invention, the YubiKey, secures logins for 9 of the top 10 internet brands, including Google and Facebook, and for millions of users in 160 countries. Collaboration and innovation are at the core of our culture, as we expand to more […]

UK Becomes the First Government to Offer Secure Online Identities Based on FIDO U2F Standards

STOCKHOLM & AMSTERDAM, March 23, 2016 – Yubico, the leading provider of simple, open and strong authentication, and Digidentity, a leading identity service provider, today announced a partnership to enable FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) authentication and YubiKeys for UK government services. The joint solution allows all UK citizens to easily and securely access GOV.UK […]

GOV.UK Verify & Digidentity

Yubico and Digidentity provide FIDO U2F authentication to the UK GOV.UK Verify is a new simple way for UK citizens to access an increasing range of UK government services online. This is the first government service in the world to make support for the new open authentication standard FIDO U2F. UK... Continue reading

Open Source Servers

Yubico provides the Yubico OTP Validation Server and the Yubico U2F Validation Server for developers looking to integrate the YubiKey functionality into an existing web site or service. Included is the open source software with source code and tools for web API clients, validation servers, and libraries required. We offer the... Continue reading

OnApp and Yubico Enhance Security for Thousands of Global Clouds

LONDON, UK and PALO ALTO, CA, March. 15, 2016 – OnApp and Yubico, the leading provider of simple and open online identity protection, today announced the integration of the YubiKey into OnApp’s cloud platform. With YubiKey support, thousands of OnApp cloud providers can now add two-factor authentication to their cloud services, and offer an additional […]


Use the YubiKey with the Centrify Identity Platform to enable seamless two-factor authentication and safely secure enterprise resources quickly, with reduced costs. Using the YubiKey with Centrify also helps you meet regulatory requirements. By leveraging multiple YubiKey-supported security protocols, Centrify provides the broadest IAM... Continue reading

Yubico at RSA 2016: New Partnerships, Strong Cryptography, Unparalleled Ease, Widest Range of Authentication Methods

PALO ALTO, CA, FEB. 29, 2016 – Yubico, the leading provider of simple and open online identity protection, today announced that the company will be showcasing several new YubiKey partner integrations and demonstrating FIDO U2F-certified NFC-enabled authentication.   Yubico will be exhibiting February 29-March 3 in the Moscone Center North, booth #N4909.  “Evolution and innovation […]


Yubico and Dashlane are working to keep you safe with the first password manager that supports FIDO U2F-certified YubiKeys. YubiKeys provide that extra layer of protection with secure two-factor authentication that is not only fast and easy to use, but is also easy to set up. YubiKeys work with Dashlane... Continue reading


Okta enables secure identity management and single sign-on to desktop and mobile applications by providing multi-factor authentication. With the YubiKey and Okta’s Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication, users are able to securely log in to Okta’s platform via one-time password (OTP) or FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (FIDO U2F) and a... Continue reading

YubiKey for Mobile

YubiKey is faster, more secure, more private, and easier to use than a mobile phone for two-factor authentication, and also complements the phone.  Continue reading


Ensure the security of your accounts with multi-factor authentication solutions. Learn more about YubiKey and authentication solutions. Continue reading


Shibboleth is a standards-based, open source software package used for implementing federated identity management and single sign-on based on the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). Using Shibboleth, organizations and enterprises needing to support a variety of users and applications can simplify the management of identity and... Continue reading


WSO2 delivers on the promise of the connected business with the only completely integrated enterprise platform that enables businesses to build, integrate, and manage their APIs, applications, and web services on-premises, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. For More Information WSO2 Identity Server 5.1 Documentation WSO2 Guest Webinar:... Continue reading

Yubico Launches YubiKey 4 and Touch-to-Sign Functionality at DockerCon Europe 2015

BARCELONA, November 16, 2015 – Yubico, the leading provider of simple and open online identity protection, today announced the launch of the YubiKey 4, Yubico’s next generation authentication device, at DockerCon Europe 2015, November 16-17 in Barcelona, Spain. Yubico’s 4th Generation YubiKey includes the first of its kind touch-to-sign feature, the latest secure elements supporting longer […]


With the YubiKey 4, Docker users can digitally sign code during initial development and through subsequent updates to ensure the integrity of the Dockerized applications and guard against malware or other nefarious attacks. This capability is the first hardware signing key to provide content integrity for containers that are... Continue reading

Developer Platforms

Securing developer platforms or software modules is no longer a revolutionary concept, but a growing must-have trend, as evidenced by the security options offered by the following partners. Yubico also provides free and open source tools at the Yubico Developer Site. Interested in partnering with Yubico? Submit a request for sales contact.... Continue reading

YubiKey 4 Series

Meet YubiKey 4 series: the easier, safer, and faster to perform two-factor authentication. All YubiKey 4 products support OTP, smart card, FIDO U2F... Continue reading

Yubico Demonstrates the Simplicity of Authentication, with a Simple Touch, at Black Hat EU 2015

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS AND PALO ALTO, CA, November 12, 2015 – Yubico, the leading provider of simple and open online identity protection, today announced the company’s participation at Black Hat EU, November 12-13, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Yubico will be demonstrating FIDO U2F authentication and new partner integrations throughout Black Hat EU at Booth #507.   Yubico is […]