Discover why you should enroll for your ID Verified YubiKey today!
Yubico was founded with the intent to make the internet secure for everyone. To achieve that, most of our software applications are free and open source. One of the outcomes of this pilot project is to provide an open source âidentity toolkitâ so that other school districts can benefit from everything that is learned, developed, and documented during this pilot.
Logging in to any services with just your username and password is known to be one of the least secure methods of accessing your data. Adding a second factor -- two factor authentication, with something you have, like the YubiKey -- increases the security of your accounts. Using a U2F-certified YubiKey is even better, because it protects against phishing attacks.
There are several open standards used in this pilot project. U2F is an open authentication standard that enables internet users to securely access any number of online services, with one single device, instantly and with no drivers, or client software needed.
Privacy protections are built into the U2F-certified YubiKey, as there is no personally identifiable information stored on the device. If you lose the YubiKey, and someone finds it, that person would still need to know your username and password to gain access to your accounts.