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Yubikey - 2 step Authentication

The Yubikey is a secure way to authenticating access to a mutiple number of internet interfaces that requires authentication that supports one-time passwords, public-key encryption and authentication, and the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocols.  A single YubiKey has multiple functions for securing your login to email, online services, apps, computers, and even physical spaces. Use one or more YubiKey features, or use them all. The versatile YubiKey requires no software installation or battery; just plug it into a USB port, and touch the button, or tap-n-go for secure authentication.

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  • Developed by the FIDO Alliance (FIDO U2F). It allows users to securely log into their accounts by emitting one-time passwords or using a FIDO-based public/private key pair generated by the device. YubiKey also allows for storing static passwords for use at sites that do not support one-time passwords.
  • Facebook uses YubiKey for employee credential.
  • Google supports it for both employees and users.

  • Some password managers support YubiKey.

  • Yubico also manufactures the Security Key, a device similar to the YubiKey, but focused on public-key authentication.

     

Functions a YubiKey provides:

U2F

U2F is an open authentication standard enabling strong two-factor authentication to any number of web-based applications, such as Gmail, Salesforce, Twitter and hundreds more services. Works via the browser, Chrome today, and Firefox under development, and does not require any client software or drivers. Read more about FIDO U2F.

FIDO2

The latest open authentication standard enabling expanded authentication options including two-factor, multi-factor and now passwordless authentication. With YubiKey support for FIDO2, organizations can accelerate to the passwordless future without the need for any client software or drivers. Read more about FIDO2. FIDO2 is supported on the YubiKey 5 Series and the Security Key by Yubico.
Yubico One-Time Password (OTP).