How to protect your account with a YubiKey

Preamble

We love Yubikey. They are one of the easiest way to protect your account against week nad even stolen passwords. We strongly recommend setting up such a 2-Factor Authentication to protect your account. Once you call yourself the proud owner of a Yubikey, follow the guide below. If you still don’t have one, you can buy them online here: yubico.com/store/ We advise you to setup always two Yubikeys, so you always have a spare one, that you can use in case your first Yubikey gets lost.

Supported YubiKeys

They YubiKey needs to support Yubico OTP, which nearly all YubiKeys do, therefore we support:

  • YubiKey 4
  • YubiKey 4 nano
  • YubiKey 4C
  • YubiKey 4C nano
  • YubiKey Neo

Setup Guide

1) Login into your account:

Step 1 Login

2) Go to “Account”:

Step 2 go to account

3) Select the “Multifactor Authentication” tab:

Step 3 go to multifactor authentication

4) Click the “Configure” button next to Yubikey OTP:

Step 4 click configure next to yubikey

5) Click the “New Yubikey” tab:

Step 5 select new Yubikey

6) Type in some descriptive text to identify your yubikeys later:

Step 6 some descriptive title

7) Put your cursor into the next box and “touch” your yubikey:

Step 7 some descriptive title

Well done, your first yubikey is now active. We strongly recommend setting up a second spare Yubikey, that you can use if you ever lose your first one.

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