YubiKey FIPS

FIPS 140-2 validated strong security key for enterprise solutions

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What is YubiKey FIPS?

Industry leading FIPS 140-2 validated hardware authenticator, which is reliable and easy to deploy. The YubiKey FIPS series ensures strong security and defense against phishing and account takeovers. It enables enterprises and government agencies to meet the highest authenticator assurance level of requirements.



Prevents unauthorized access by requiring the physical presence of the key to log in on that device

Easy to use

Plug it in and touch the gold button or edge; no codes to type or apps to install


The same YubiKey can be used with nearly unlimited services


Crushproof and water-resistant, no batteries or moving parts


Use it on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Chrome OS for Chromebooks


Fits nicely on a keychain, in a wallet, or inside a USB port

Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of security to your account that you, and only you, can access in order to prove your identity.

Millions of people use YubiKeys fbecause they’re the easiest to use, super secure, and affordable. Plug in your YubiKey and tap it to log in to your computers, networks, and online services. Keep one on your keychain with the key to your house/car, and a second YubiKey in a safe place as a backup.

YubiKey FIPS Series comes in 4 form factors

Each option includes the same internal components, functionality, and capabilities.

YubiKey FIPS

YubiKey C FIPS

YubiKey C Nano FIPS

YubiKey Nano FIPS

Easily integrable with the most popular services

Use it with popular services like Facebook, Gmail, GitHub, Dropbox, Dashlane, LastPass, Salesforce, Duo, Docker, Centrify, and hundreds more. Configurable for computer login (Windows, Mac, Linux). Follow the instructions that each service provides to register your YubiKey.

All-in-one configurable security key

Different services use different types of security protocols. YubiKeys are capable of performing multiple protocols, so you can use the same key for almost an unlimited number of services

  • FIPS 140-2 (Overall Level 2, Physical Security Level 3)
  • Crypto Algorithms: RSA 2048, ECC p256, ECC p384
  • FIDO U2F, smart card (PIV), Yubico OTP, OpenPGP
  • OATH-TOTP, OATH-HOTP, and Challenge-Response
  • PIV smart card compatible. Support for PKCS#1
  • Secure element hardware to protect cryptographic keys
Technical Specs
YubiKey FIPSYubiKey Nano FIPSYubiKey C FIPSYubiKey C FIPS Nano
Size18mm x 45mm x 3.3mm, 3g12mm x 13mm x 3.1mm, 1g12.5mm x 29.5mm x 5mm, 2g12mm x 10.1mm x 7mm, 1g
FunctionsYubiKey FIPSYubiKey Nano FIPSYubiKey C FIPSYubiKey C Nano FIPS
Secure Static Passwords
Yubico OTP
OATH – TOTP (Time)
OATH – HOTP (Event)
PIV-Compliant Smart Card
FIDO U2F (Universal Second Factor)
Secure Element
Top ApplicationsYubiKey FIPSYubiKey Nano FIPSYubiKey C FIPSYubiKey C Nano FIPS
Google Accounts (U2F)
Facebook Accounts
GitHub (U2F)
Dropbox (U2F)
Dashlane Premium
Many more applications
CertificationsYubiKey FIPSYubiKey Nano FIPSYubiKey C FIPSYubiKey C Nano FIPS
FIDO Certification™ program
FIPS 140 Certification
Communications SupportYubiKey FIPSYubiKey Nano FIPSYubiKey C FIPSYubiKey C Nano FIPS
NFC (Near Field Communication)
Device TypeYubiKey FIPSYubiKey Nano FIPSYubiKey C FIPSYubiKey C Nano FIPS
HID Keyboard
CCID Smart Card
FIDO U2F (Universal 2nd Factor) HID device
Cryptographic SpecificationsYubiKey FIPSYubiKey Nano FIPSYubiKey C FIPSYubiKey C Nano FIPS
RSA 2048
RSA 4096
ECC p256
ECC p384

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