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Log in to Your PC Using Your Passkey or FIDO Security Key

Many web services and applications are increasingly introducing "Passkeys" and "FIDO security keys" as new authentication methods to replace passwords. Recently, inquiries about this new authentication technology have increased rapidly, and requests to use passkey to log in to PCs have also increased. Our YubiOn FIDO Logon incorporates this new authentication technology and provides a fast and secure passkey login.


This time, we will introduce YubiOn FIDO Logon and how to log in to a PC using a passkey. If you have a smartphone, you can try it for free, so please feel free to use it.


※ The terms passkeys and FIDO are understood here as authentication technologies that replace passwords, and there is no problem here.

※ YubiOn FIDO Logon is compatible with Windows, so logging in to the device will be referred to as logon.


What is YubiOn FIDO Logon?

YubiOn FIDO Logon is a solution that enhances PC logon with two-factor authentication using passkeys (FIDO). This is an endpoint security product that combines safety and convenience with improved user experience using passkeys, integrated management of users, PCs, and authentication information using a browser-based management console.


One thing not found in other companies' products is that YubiOn FIDO Logon can realize passkeys logon for PCs that are local accounts or joined Active Directory (including Entra ID) environments. We respond to a wide range of needs, from small-scale installations for personal devices and specific devices containing confidential information to large-scale installations for organizations and companies.


In addition, it has various functions other than the PC logon function, such as a screen lock function as a countermeasure when you are away from your desk, and a computer lockout function in the event of an incident, but this time we will mainly introduce the PC logon function.


Passwordless logon with passkeys

By using YubiOn FIDO Logon, you can log on using passkeys. It is no longer necessary to enter a password every time you log on to a PC, and you can log on using biometric authentication on your smartphone or verification on your security key (PIN or biometric).


Premise

  • An environment where you can connect to the Internet.


PC

  • Windows 10, 11 (There is no problem as long as the latest updates are applied.)

If you are using a smartphone

  • For Android: Android 9 or later

  • For iOS / iPadOS: version 16 or later


 ※ Must be compatible with BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy).


If you are using a security key

  • Please use a security key compatible with "FIDO2".



By installing the YubiOn FIDO Logon software and registering the passkeys and security key, the logon operation of the PC will change as shown below.



Traditional password logon is generally easy to understand and relatively easy for users to use. However, if users set passwords that are easy to guess or are short and uncomplicated, attackers can easily break through and take over accounts in many cases. Administrators of organizations and companies have focused on password management, such as changing passwords regularly and setting complexity requirements. But cyber-attacks are evolving day by day, and the use of passwords alone is reaching its limits.


With the introduction of passkey, two-factor authentication based on possession of a smartphone or security key, user verification using PIN or biometric can be used to significantly enhance security compared to password-only logon. Users can easily log on by simply picking up their smartphone and performing face or fingerprint authentication without sacrificing usability. In the case of password authentication, the "password" itself is confidential information, and if that information is known, it may lead to unauthorized access or account takeover. Passkeys are authenticated by performing biometric authentication (face/fingerprint) on your smartphone, etc., and collating the data generated based on the authentication information on the YubiOn FIDO Logon side. Compared to password authentication, it is designed to prevent secret information from leaking, making it an extremely secure authentication method.


※ Biometric information is used only during authentication with a smartphone and is not sent to the server side.


Depending on the environment, there may be cases where you cannot use your smartphone, but in such cases, we recommend using a security key. Please try out passkey authentication which is expected to become the standard for authentication in the future.


Try YubiOn FIDO Logon

All features of YubiOn FIDO Logon can be used for free for 3 months. You can use it immediately if you have a smartphone, so feel free to try it out from the YubiOn FIDO Logon product page.


Please see below for the simple steps from registering YubiOn FIDO Logon to logging on to your PC.


Others
  • How to buy a security key You can buy it from Amazon. ※ For bulk purchases or requests for quotations, please contact us from the contact page.

  • For those who want to switch to the paid version Paid licenses can be purchased using automatic payment (credit card). Please see here for the details. If you are a corporate customer wishing to deal directly with us, please complete the paid procedure using the contact form. When contacting us, please let us know that you would like to purchase a paid license for YubiOn FIDO Logon and the number of computers to be installed.



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