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NitroKey U2F

FIDO U2F impresses with its ease-of-use, versatility and high-level security. Apart from a supported web browser, no additional software or driver installation is required. Configuration and use are very easy with just the push of a button. You can use a single Nitrokey FIDO U2F to protect any number of accounts of different kinds (e.g. websites, in-house proprietary systems). Thanks to strong cryptography, FIDO U2F is significantly more secure than SMS - and app-based authentication methods.


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Passwords are not Secure

Our digital identity is more important today than ever before. Correct representation on social media and in public is essential for both individuals and businesses. Moreover, we can hardly forego important online services such as banking and finances. Stolen accounts can have disastrous consequences for the people affected. At the same time, successful attacks on online services and accounts are repeatedly being made public. One database currently lists over 4.7 billion stolen accounts1. Perpetrators also use captured usernames and passwords in order to log in with those credentials to other online services, which is why most big online services now support two-factor authentication.

Security via Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Nitrokey

FIDO U2F is your key to secure logins to websites (e.g. Google, Facebook) and to your own systems (e.g. Nextcloud, enterprise systems). For this purpose, you configure your Nitrokey FIDO U2F once with your accounts, and from that point on confirm your login by simply pushing a button on the Nitrokey. Your protected accounts remain secure even if attackers have stolen your password.

Supported Systems:

Browsers Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Chromium Opera
Websites Google Facebook Dropbox GitHub  
OS Windows macOS Linux BSD  

Technical Details:

  • Authentication standard: FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) 1.2
  • Can be used with an unlimited number of accounts
  • With touch button
  • Life expectancy (MTBF, MTTF): > 20 years
  • Activity indicator: monochrome LED
  • Hardware interface: USB 1.1, type A
  • Size: 48 x 19 x 7 mm
  • Weight: 5 g
  • Compliance: FCC, CE, RoHS, WEEE, OSHwA