In one device, the YubiKey 5 NFC offers both contact (USB) and contactless communication (NFC, MIFARE). It supports one-time passwords, smart card functionality including OpenPGP and PIV, and the growing FIDO Alliance Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol.
The business pack YubiKey 5 NFC consists of a tray with 50 pieces of YubiKey 5 NFC.
Where can you use YubiKey 5 NFC?
The YubiKey 5 NFC can be used to secure access to a wide range of applications, including remote access and VPN, password managers, computer login (for Linux and MacOS)*, FIDO2 U2F login (Gmail, GitHub, Dropbox, etc.), content management systems, popular online services and much more.
Special YubiKey 5 NFC features
Works on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux operating systems; major browsers; and Android NFC phones and tablets
Supports multiple authentication protocols, including Yubico OTP, smart card, and FIDO2 U2F
Passwordless Login and WebAuthn support
Mobile authentication via NFC contactless technology (NDEF type 4), works with Android and other devices (YubiKey 5 NFC only)
MIFARE Classic, for legacy physical access control systems
Hardware-secured elements protect your encryption keys
Core YubiKey features
Works instantly, you don’t have to re-enter password codes from a device – replaces SMS messages, authenticator apps, outdated OTP tokens and similar devices
Identifies as a USB keyboard, smart card, and smart card reader – no client software or drivers need to be installed, no batteries, no moving parts
Resistant to breakage and waterproof, YubiKey 5 NFC is virtually indestructible during normal use, weighs only 3g and attaches to your keychain alongside your house and car keys
Integration within minutes with free and open-source server software
Manufactured in the USA and Sweden with high security and quality
Universal 2nd factor
FIDO2 U2F is an emerging open authentication standard, with built-in support in platforms and browsers. U2F breaks the matrix for public authentication with high security, removing the complexity of drivers, specialized client software, and the traditional expensive CA model. With FIDO2 U2F, a single YubiKey 5 NFC supports an unlimited number of online services, without user information or encryption keys shared by the service providers. The U2F protocol reached a major milestone in June 2015 with new transport protocols that provide support for mobile devices. U2F works on mobile devices with NFC – Google Authenticator v4.44 and GitHub have both implemented the new transport protocol in December 2015.
Follow the instructions provided by each service to register your YubiKey.