Yubico Authenticator 4+

2FA with YubiKey


    • 2.4 • 99 Ratings
    • Free



Manage your YubiKey and access one-time passwords with this full-featured companion app to the YubiKey.

Features include:
Display information about your YubiKey such as serial number, firmware version, and supported capabilities
Manage and access OATH one-time passwords stored securely on your YubiKey
Configure PIN, fingerprints, and manage passkeys for WebAuthn/FIDO
Configure PIN/PUK/Management key, and manage private keys and certificates for PIV
Provision Yubico OTP, static passwords, and other YubiKey slot-based credentials
Configure enabled features, and factory reset YubiKey data
Compatible with any USB or NFC-enabled YubiKey

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 accounts vulnerable to takeovers. With the YubiKey and Yubico Authenticator you can raise the bar for security. No connectivity needed!

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

What’s New

Version 7.0.0

Version 7.0.0
- UI: Add home screen with device information, customization options, and factory reset.
- UI: Add search filtering to Passkeys and display more information.
- Localization: Add official support for French and Japanese.
- PIV: Support managing retired key slots.
- Management: Support toggling applications when Configuration Lock code is set.
- OTP: Support managing slots when OTP Access Code is set.
- Additional features/support for YubiKey 5.7:
Handling of PIN complexity
PIV: New key algorithms: RSA3072, RSA4096, Ed25519, and X25519
PIV: The ability to move and delete keys

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

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

MelchiorUsu ,

Keys are great, app needs work

Yubikeys are awesome and work great. This app, at least on M1 Macs, needs some work. The basic functionality is all there, and it will certainly work, but not without frequent bugs or performance issues.

For example, I frequently have to restart the application in order for it to detect my Yubikey, despite keeping the key plugged into my computer. Also, Scrolling through my codes is a very sluggish experience. It feels like a Java applet.

The app certainly needs some polish.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thank you for this feedback. We've passed it on to our engineering team and they have it on their radar.

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!

App Privacy

The developer, Yubico, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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