YubiKey for Education

The next generation key for the next generation’s leaders

Special Discount* for Education

20% off  YubiKey 4, YubiKey 4 Nano, YubiKey NEO, and YubiHSM for faculty, students, and staff

Use coupon code YKEDU20 in your cart, then check out with your school email address

For orders over 500 keys contact Sales

*This discount cannot be combined with other special offers, coupons, and discounts

Education faces the same security threats as commercial sectors, with sensitive data being compromised for staff, students, and researchers.

With a simple touch, and no software client or server to install, YubiKeys secure access to VPNs, computers, and popular school applications including Google Apps, Dropbox, and Shibboleth/CAS.

YubiKeys are used by 9 of the top 10 internet enterprises, more than 1,000 schools (including 450 higher education institutions), and millions of users in over 160 countries.

Stronger, faster, more economical authentication

YubiKeys are often used in combination with a mobile authentication technology, or as a faster, more secure alternative with higher privacy benefits.

By allowing multiple, affordable backup keys, support costs can be significantly reduced when compared to users who are dependent on one single phone. The YubiKey can save further costs for educational institutions with the range of authentication and cryptographic open standards functions in one single device, and when using Yubico’s free, open source servers, and native support in leading online services.

For secure authentication of students, schools can encourage students to purchase their own YubiKeys directly from Amazon.

One Key — Many Functions

Sample applications where you can use one single YubiKey:

Popular online services — Native support in Google for Education, Dropbox, and GitHub, through open standard FIDO U2F. Read more

VPN & IT systems — Easy integration with Yubico’s free open source servers. Read more

Open source IAM — Through U2F plugin in SAML Shibboleth/CAS. Read more

Enterprise authentication — Duo Security, Symantec VIP, and so on. Read more

Computer login — Leveraging PIV, the open standard for smart cards, for Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems. Read more

More YubiKey applications

More information

Learn how Google saved time and cost and reduced fraud with U2F YubiKeys compared to the Google Authenticator mobile app

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