Use a YubiKey hardware device to authenticate through Duo

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Issue/Question

  • How do I authenticate with my YubiKey hardware token?
  • I would like to use my YubiKey device to authenticate through Duo Security

Scope

  • MUIT recommends and supports the use of a YubiKey hardware device for U2F authentication with Duo

Environment

  • Duo Security Two-factor Authentication
  • YubiKey 4 or 5 Series Security Key
    • YubiKey hardware token, Yubi
    • U2F hardware device
    • U2F authenticator
    • U2F security token

Rationale

  • Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to your Miami account. It allows you to verify your identity using a second factor — your smartphone or other mobile device, U2F device, or landline — and prevents anyone else from logging in to your account

Resolution 

  1. Make sure your YubiKey device is inserted into the USB port of the device with which you are authenticating
  2. Provide your Miami UniqueID and password
  3. When prompted for your second factor authentication, click Enter a Passcode
  4. Touch your YubiKey device, and it should populate the passcode field and automatically finish logging in
  • Important Note
    • If you intend to use a Yubikey when authenticating with Duo to VPN, you must have the YubiKey configured by a Duo Administrator in the Duo Admin console. To make this request, ithelp@miamioh.edu and ask for your YubiKey token to be configured for use with VPN. IT Services will call you back and ask for three pieces of information about your YubiKey — the serial number, private identity and secret key — which you will find in the YubiKey personalization tool

 

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Article ID: 60344
Created
Tue 8/14/18 12:42 PM
Modified
Mon 10/21/19 11:29 AM
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