Introducing YubiKey for Windows Hello (Video)
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YubiKey for Windows

Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

For Developers

With the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition (build 1607), any YubiKey 4 Series, or YubiKey NEO will work with Windows Hello for device unlock. Download the YubiKey for Windows Hello app from the Microsoft Store, and follow the instructions in our Getting Started Guide.


Windows 7, 8, and 10

For Business

Enable your employees to easily sign in to company issued Windows 7, 8, and 10 computers without compromising on security. Leverage the YubiKey as a smart card by linking to a Windows Certificate Authority. This configuration enables RSA or ECC sign/decrypt operations. These keys support NIST’s SP 800-73 Personal Identity Verification Card (PIV) interface.

YubiKey PIV Manager tools are available in user interface or command line versions.


For Individuals

Login to your personal Windows 7, 8, and 10 computer by inserting your YubiKey and logging in with your account password. Set up includes installing a small utility from Yubico to secure access in challenge-response mode. This feature works without an internet connection. It does not work with Microsoft Cloud or domain accounts.