• You must pair your YubiKey with your account to enable authentication.
  • If you are using a Virtual Machine (VM) to connect to Windows login and want to authenticate with your YubiKey, make sure your VM is configured to recognize a USB device.
  1. Sign on to your Windows machine.
    The YubiKey Authentication window appears, prompting you to enter a YubiKey passcode.

    A screen capture of the YubiKey Authentication window, prompting you to use your YubiKey to authenticate.

  2. Insert the YubiKey into your computer USB port and press the YubiKey button.

    Make sure the YubiKey Authentication window is selected as the active window before you press the YubiKey button.

    A one-time passcode (OTP) is automatically generated and inserted into the YubiKey Authentication window.
  3. Click Sign On.
The green Authenticated message appears with a check mark, indicating authentication is successful. You are signed on to your Windows machine.
A screen capture of the Windows home desktop page.