# Setup 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/ (opens new window) 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
  • YubiKey 5 NFC
  • YubiKey 5 Nano
  • YubiKey 5C
  • YubiKey 5C Nano


Not Supported are "Fido U2F Security Keys" and all other YubiKeys that are not listed here.

# Setup Guide

  1. Login into your account:

Step 1 Login

  1. Go to "Account":

Step 2 go to account

  1. Select the “Multifactor Authentication” tab:

Step 3 go to multifactor authentication

  1. Click the "Configure" button next to Yubikey OTP:

Step 4 click configure next to YubiKey

  1. Click the "New Yubikey" tab:

Step 5 select new Yubikey

  1. Type in some descriptive text to identify your YubiKeys later:

Step 6 some descriptive title

  1. 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.