How to confirm your YubiKey is Genuine

Posted by Leon Friend on

Supply Chain Management is critical, at Madhouse IT we only purchase our Yubico YubiKeys and Security Keys from Authorized Australian distributors.

Its easy enough to verify your Yubico YubiKey or Security Key is legitimate or genuine by following an easy 4 step process as described below.

Verification Method

  1. Open a supported web browser and visit the verification page: https://www.yubico.com/genuine/ Take me there now!
  2. Insert your Yubico device, and click [Verify Device] to begin the process.
  3. Touch the YubiKey when prompted, and if asked, allow it to see the make and model of the device.
  4. If you see "Verification complete", your device is authentic.

Supported Browsers

A current desktop version of Google Chrome, Opera, or Firefox

Note:

Firefox: Prior version 67, U2F was disabled by default, which means it may need to be enabled in Firefox.

How to enable U2F in Firefox
    1. open a new Firefox Tab
    2. in the address bar without the quote marks, type "about:config" and press [enter]
    3. If prompted [Proceed with Caution], leave the check box "Warn me when I attempt to access these preference" enabled and click [Accept the Risk and Continue]
    4. without the quote marks search for "u2f" and press [enter]
    5. toggle the value of security.webauth.u2f to "true"

    If this doesn't work, contact your IT department to determine if there are policies set which prevent you from changing security settings in Mozilla Firefox.

    Supported Yubico Devices

    The Genuine Yubico tool supports validation of Yubico devices that support FIDO U2F or FIDO2, the current supported list is below

    YubiKey 5 Series
    • YubiKey 5 NFC (5060408461426)
    • YubiKey 5 Nano (5060408461457)
    • YubiKey 5C (5060408461488)
    • YubiKey 5Ci (5060408461969)
    • YubiKey 5C Nano (5060408461518)
    Security Key
    • Security Key NFC (5060408461952)
    • Security Key (5060408461600)
    Older Devices
    • YubiKey 4
    • YubiKey 4 Nano
    • YubiKey 4C
    • YubiKey 4C Nano
    Interested in more information or the full list of supported devices, check out https://support.yubico.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013723419-How-to-Confirm-Your-Yubico-Device-is-Genuine

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