YubiKey 5 FIPS Series

FIPS 140-2 validation enables government agencies and regulated industries to meet the highest authenticator assurance level 3 (AAL3) requirements from the new NIST SP800-63B guidance.

FIPS 140-2 validated security keys

Superior authentication

FIPS 140-2 validated (Overall Level 1 and Level 2, Physical Security Level 3) Meets the highest authenticator assurance level 3 (AAL3) of NIST SP800-63B guidance.

Easy, fast, reliable

Hardware authenticator, offering one-touch strong authentication. Does not require a battery or network connectivity.

Reduces IT costs

Reduces password support incidents by 92% and dramatically lowers IT support costs.

The YubiKey 5 FIPS Series

Choose from six different YubiKey models depending on your needs. The keychain model is designed to go anywhere on a keychain. The Nano model is small enough to stay in the USB port of your computer.  Multiple form factors with support for USB-A, USB-C, NFC and Lightning.

The series at a glance

YubiKey 5C NFC FIPS

Slim USB-C form factor with NFC capabilities and easy to carry on a keychain

YubiKey 5 NFC FIPS

Slim USB-A form factor with NFC capabilities and easy to carry on a keychain

YubiKey 5Ci FIPS

Dual connector capabilities supporting USB-C and Lightning

YubiKey 5C FIPS

Slim USB-C form factor for easy to carry on a keychain

YubiKey 5 Nano FIPS

Slim USB-A form for semi-permanent installation and convenience

YubiKey 5C Nano FIPS

Ultra-slim USB-C form factor for semi-permanent installation and convenience

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NIST | National Institute of Standards

Cryptographic module validation for YubiKey

Cryptographic module validation testing is performed using the Derived Test Requirements [DTR] for FIPS PUB 140-2, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules. The DTR lists all of the vendor and tester requirements for validating a cryptographic module, and it is the basis of testing done by the CST accredited laboratories.

Choice of form factor
  • All YubiKey 5 FIPS Series security keys include same functionality
  • The YubiKey 5 FIPS Series offers a choice of keys designed for USB-A, USB-C, NFC and Lightning
  • YubiKey 5 NFC FIPS features a slim USB-A form factor with NFC capabilities and easy to carry on a keychain 
  • YubiKey 5C NFC FIPS features a slim USB-C form factor with NFC capabilities and easy to carry on a keychain
  • YubiKey 5Ci FIPS features dual connector capabilities supporting USB-C and Lightning for use with the range of iOS devices you love, and easy to carry on a keychain
  • YubiKey 5 Nano FIPS features a slim USB-A form for semi-permanent installation and convenience
  • YubiKey 5C Nano FIPS features an ultra-slim USB-C form factor for use with  the latest Mac, PC, and Android computing devices

Features
  • FIPS 140-2, Overall Level 1 and Level 2, Physical Security Level 3
  • Strong multi-factor authentication
  • Easy and fast authentication
  • Crush resistant & water resistant
  • Multiprotocol support on a single key
  • Convenient sizes
  • Made in the USA & Sweden

Technical specifications
  • Supported protocols: FIDO2/WebAuthn, FIDO U2F, smart card (PIV), Yubico OTP, OATH-TOTP, OATH-HOTP, and Challenge Response
  • Works on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Chrome OS operating systems, and on major browsers
  • PIV smart card compatible, minidriver available on Windows
  • Support for PKCS#11
  • Crypto Algorithms: RSA 2048, ECC p256, ECC p384
  • Hardware secure element to protect cryptographic keys

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