With the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition (build 1607) and the Windows Hello companion device framework, your YubiKey can soon be used to unlock your Windows device. Set up will include registering your YubiKey(s) with the Windows Hello companion device framework using the YubiKey for Windows Hello app.
This app will be available soon in the Windows Store. Read more about what we have planned.
Windows 7, 8, and 10
Enable your employees to sign in to company issued Windows 7, 8, and 10 computers. Leverage YubiKey 4, YubiKey 4 Nano, and YubiKey NEO as smart cards 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.
Sign in to your personal Windows 7, 8, and 10 computer with the tap of your YubiKey. 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 Accounts.