Protect data with secure access to computers
A range of computer login choices for
organizations and individuals
Secure Windows with strong authentication
Windows offers multiple login options. Read below to see which one applies to you.
If your user account is local and not managed by Azure Active Directory (AAD) or Active Directory (AD), you can add a layer of protection beyond passwords with the YubiKey.
Secure local accounts:
- Download Yubico Login for Windows (64 bit)
- Download Yubico Login for Windows (32 bit)
- Yubico Login for Windows Configuration Guide
- Watch the video
Note: Yubico Login for Windows secures Windows 8.1, 10, and 11 if not managed by AAD or AD. Yubico Login for Windows is only compatible with machines built on the x86 architecture. It is not compatible with Windows on Arm (ARM32, ARM64) based machines. Before installing the Yubico Login for Windows software, please make a note of your Windows username and password. If you do not have your UN/PW, you will not be able to log in once Yubico Login for Windows has been installed.
Azure Active Directory
If your user account is managed by Azure Active Directory (AAD), you can secure your computer with passwordless login with a YubiKey without needing to install any software.
If your laptop/desktop (Windows 8.1 or later) or your Windows Server (2012 and later) is joined to a classic Active Directory, you can use a YubiKey for login using the Smart Card functionality.
- Learn more about smart card login
Your Microsoft Account can be configured to use strong authentication using the YubiKey to websites that support Microsoft Account sign-in.
However, a YubiKey cannot be used in conjunction with signing into your computer using a Microsoft Account.
Secure Macs with strong authentication
The YubiKey offers smart card authentication for Macs. Read below to learn more.
Secure Mac login
If you need to secure your Mac you can use a YubiKey for login using the Smart Card functionality.
- Learn more about securing macOS