LastPass Support for New YubiKey 5 Series

By September 24, 2018 Product Updates 10 Comments
iPhone and Yubikey

We’re pleased to extend our partnership with Yubico even further! Today, Yubico is announcing the new YubiKey 5 Series – and LastPass is excited to support these new devices.  

As data breaches become more and more common, you have to take steps to protect your online accounts. Turning on multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your LastPass accounts and all other key accounts (like email, banking, etc.) is one of the most effective methods of securing your information and helps prevent hackers from accessing your account.  

The YubiKey simplifies the MFA experience for individuals and employees alike by providing a hardware-based, easy, and more secure way to log in and access passwords stored in your LastPass account.  

YubiKeys work seamlessly with LastPass Premium, Families, Teams, and Enterprise on major browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox, across multiple platforms, including iOS and Android with the LastPass app.  

The YubiKey 5 NFC, one of the four YubiKey form factors in the YubiKey 5 Series, also offers NFC support which allows you to securely authenticate on your mobile device. So it’s easy to use on the go. To learn more about all the new features of the YubiKey 5 Series, check out the Yubico website. 

If you already use older generation YubiKeys with LastPass, including the YubiKey NEO, you can continue to do so. LastPass will continue to support these devices.  

If you purchase a YubiKey 5 Series key, you can set it up with the instructions here 

We can’t stress enough how valuable MFA is to provide an extra layer of security for your online life. The YubiKey 5 Series is a great solution to provide that security.  

10 Comments

  • Jan says:

    Are there any plans to support the U2F/FIDO2 standard instead of just the proprietary YubiKey protocol? Then people could use any compatible security key they wanted instead of having to buy a specific one.

    • Leah Bachmann says:

      Hi Jan,
      We currently support YubiKey OTP. Thanks!

      • Damon says:

        This is not answering Jans about future plans.

        • Leah Bachmann says:

          Sorry about that Damon. I just replied more fully. It’s on our radar and something we are evaluating. But we have no timeline to provide right now. Thanks!

      • Jan says:

        Yes, I know. My question was whether it is going to stay that way, because support for standards would be a lot more useful.

        • Leah Bachmann says:

          Hi Jan, sorry about the confusion. It’s on our radar and something we are evaluating. But we have no timeline to provide right now. Thanks!

      • Emil says:

        I didn’t really find a question on whether OTP was supported anywhere in Jans comment. Are we to assume that you misunderstood the question or was it a strange attempt at replying “No, there are no plans”?

        • Leah Bachmann says:

          Hi Emil,
          It’s on our radar and something we are evaluating. But we have no timeline to provide right now. Thanks!

  • Stephan says:

    Will the combination of Lastpass and YubiKey 5 use FIDO 2 or only Yubikey OTP like the YubiKey 4?