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YubiKey 5 Launched

Yubico recently announced the launch of the YubiKey 5 series.


The new YubiKey 5 is a FIDO2-enabled version of the YubiKey 4 series, and the USB Type-A YubiKey 5 also has NFC functionality.


YubiKey 5 Series


In addition to FIDO2 functionality, YubiKey 5 supports FIDO U2F, PIV (smart card), OpenPGP, Yubico OTP, OATH-TOTP, OATH-HOTP, and Challenge-Response, all of which were available in the YubiKey 4 series. Therefore, the solution can be used in modern or future authentication and legacy environments and their transition scenarios.


In other words, the key matches environments considering switching from current password authentication to password-less authentication.



FIDO2 Authentication with YubiKey

There are roughly three FIDO2 authentication scenarios that will be added in YubiKey 5


Single-factor authentication


Users can log in by simply touching the YubiKey, which enables a login experience that does not require a username or password.



2-Step Authentication

In addition to ID + password, as used by Google and Facebook, it can also be used as a 2-step authentication factor.



Multi-factor authentication


With a single YubiKey, multi-factor authentication is possible by touching the key and confirming the user's identity with a PIN.


Users can choose the authentication style that best suits their needs and environment from these three use cases.



For more details, please refer to the following blog:



Availability

While Softgiken does not currently plan to sell the YubiKey 5 Series, please check again for any updates and changes to this decision.


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