The YubiKey 5 Series is a hardware based authentication solution that provides superior defense against phishing, eliminates account takeovers, and enables compliance requirements for strong authentication.
The YubiKey 5 NFC security key, which fits into a USB-A port for computers, also works with Android phones and the iPhone via NFC.
See a demo of signing into computer with a Yubikey 5 NFC + Azure AD (Microsoft 365 users)
Passwords continue to be the weakest link facing businesses everywhere with a negative impact to the bottom line. Together, Microsoft and Yubico have paved the way for a passwordless future for organizations of all sizes. With FIDO2 and WebAuthn, organizations can now benefit from a frictionless user experience while adding stronger phishing-resistant authentication.
Note: This integration is currently available for preview, and can only be enabled by an Azure AD administrator.
Google's Advanced Protection Program
The Advanced Protection Program safeguards users with high visibility and sensitive information, who are at risk of targeted online attacks. New protections are automatically added to defend against today’s wide range of threats.
Yubikey 5 NFC is compatible with the Google and The Advanced Protection Program.
|Authentication Methods||Passwordless, Strong Two Factor, Strong Multi-Factor|
|Identity & Access Management||AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Centrify, Duo Security, Google Cloud Identity, Idaptive, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Azure AD, Okta, Ping Identity|
|Productivity & Communication||Google Account, Microsoft account, Salesforce.com|
|Password Managers||1Password, Dashlane Premium, Keeper®, LastPass Premium|
|Function||WebAuthn, FIDO2 CTAP1, FIDO2 CTAP2, Universal 2nd Factor (U2F), Smart card (PIV-compatible), Yubico OTP, OATH – HOTP (Event), OATH – TOTP (Time), Open PGP, Secure Static Password|
|Certifications||FIDO 2 Certified, FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) Certified|
|Cryptographic Specifications||RSA 2048, RSA 4096 (PGP), ECC p256, ECC p384|
|Design & Durability||Water Resistant, Crush Resistant, No Batteries Required, No Moving Parts|
|Device Type||FIDO HID Device, CCID Smart Card, HID Keyboard|
|Manufacturing||Made in USA and Sweden|
Does the YubiKey work with Active Directory
Yes, the YubiKey can work with Active Directory using the PIV smart card protocol. Visit the Smartcard Deployment guide to set up you YubiKey with Active Directory.
Does the YubiKey work with Windows Hello?
At this time, the YubiKey for Windows Hello App is not compatible with YubiKey 5 series devices. We are looking into options to resolve this. You can use the Windows Logon Tool & Configuration Guide to secure your Windows account.