Yubico Authenticator 4+

2FA with YubiKey


    • 2.6 • 75 Ratings
    • Free



Store your unique credential on a hardware-backed security key and take it wherever you go from mobile to desktop. No more storing sensitive secrets on your mobile phone, leaving your account vulnerable to takeovers. With the Yubico Authenticator you can raise the bar for security.

The Yubico Authenticator will work with any USB or NFC-enabled YubiKeys

The Yubico Authenticator securely generates a code used to verify your identity as you are logging into various services. No connectivity needed!

Features include:
Secure - Hardware-backed strong two-factor authentication with secret stored on the YubiKey, not on the mobile device
Portable - Get the same set of codes across our other Yubico Authenticator apps for iOS and Android
Flexible - Support for time-based and counter-based code generation
USB or NFC usage - Insert the YubiKey into the USB port, or connect it to your computer via an NFC-reader, to store your credential on the YubiKey
Easy Setup - QR codes available from the services you wish to protect with strong authentication
User Presence - Require a touch on the YubiKey sensor to generate new codes for sensitive accounts
Compatible - Secure all the services currently compatible with other Authenticator apps

Versatile - Support for multiple work and personal accounts
FIDO PIN management - The desktop app allows you to set and manage the FIDO PIN, manage discoverable FIDO credentials, as well as manage fingerprints on the YubiKey Bio Series.

Experience security the modern way with the Yubico Authenticator. Visit yubico.com to learn more.

What’s New

Version 6.2.01

Version 6.2.01
- Compatibility fix for ARM-based Macs running MacOS 12 and older.

Version 6.2.0
- Add support for custom account icons.
- Add systray icon for quick access to pinned accounts.
- Remember window position between launches.
- Fix issues with keyboard shortcuts sometimes not working and add new shortcuts.
- UI: Swap click-area for OATH accounts (click on code button to open single-account view, double-click on account to copy code).
- Accessibility: Screen reader improvement for various parts of the UI.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Broken Birfield ,

App is missing key features

Very much like my Yubikeys, but the Authenicator app on the Mac is missing some of the nice features found on the Windows version. Top in my book is the ability to name each of your Yubikeys so you don't have to keep track by their serial number, especially since the nice skins you put on them covers up the number. Secondly, there's no way to keep an icon in the system tray so you must constantly look through all of your open apps in the dock to find the authenicator. The basic functionality of the app is fine, but the missing features make it less convenient to use than necessary.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thank you for sharing this feedback with us. We hear you on naming the YubiKeys and it's something our team will consider for future versions of the app. Regarding the icon in the system tray, this is on our radar as well!

Persimmon Pete ,

Annoying app requires frequent restarts

Yubikeys are great, and I wouldn't be without mine, but this app is a constant annoyance.

This is the kind of app that needs to be constantly running and available. But if it's idle for any length of time, it become unresponsive and has to be restarted. Sometimes it's just unresponsive, other times it will freeze with the Beach Ball of Doom.

A couple of less serious quibbles: Why should a properly designed menu bar app need to take up space in the dock whenever it's running? And why do I have to click on the menu bar icon, and then click a second time to "Show Yubico Authenticator"? Other menu bar apps make their full functionality available with a single click.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for this feedback! We really appreciate you taking the time to share it with us, and it's in the hands of our engineering team as consideration for future versions of the app. If you do end up wanting to report your experience with the idleness as data for our team, you can submit details on your device type and how often the lag is occurring here: https://support.yubico.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Sanderpanston ,

Love Yubi keys but this app constantly hangs

Yubi keys for 2FA are amazing and I have been a long time user. This app, though, is constantly hanging and has to be force quit and restarted. When it doesn't hang, it fails to recognize the Yubi key until it has been restarted. Hope they update soon!

On an earlier version of the app, I used to leave my keys in the computer all day and had constant fast access to secure 2FA codes that I could easily paste into a website. It was way better than checking your phone and manually typing the codes.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, Apologies for the issues you're having with the app. Our technical support team would like to troubleshoot with you to see what the issue might be. Here's how to get in touch with them: https://support.yubico.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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