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.

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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

FIPS 140-2 Validated logo

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

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
YubiKey FIPS series keys

Procuring YubiKeys

YubiKeys are available for procurement through multiple convenient channels
Engage with the YubiKey Public Sector team for strategic implementations
Address: Yubico Inc. 530 Lytton Ave #301, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1541
Purchase via GSA or SEWP V contract
RockITek = GSA Contract # 47QTCA19D0085
Immix = GSA Contract # GS-35F-0511T / SEWP V NNG15SC16B (Category A, Group A) & NNG15SC39B (Category B, Group D)
DUNS: 046832835
CAGE Code: 6UUE2

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