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 generates a one time code used to verify your identity as you’re logging into various services. No connectivity needed! This is based on Open Authentication (OATH) time-based TOTP and event-based HOTP one-time password codes.
Setting up the Yubico Authenticator desktop app is easy. Simply download and open the app, insert your YubiKey, and begin adding the accounts you wish to protect by using the QR code provided by each service.
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Features on desktop include:
Touch Authentication - Touch the YubiKey 5 Series security key to store your credential on the YubiKey
Biometric Authentication - Manage PINs and fingerprints on your FIDO-enabled YubiKeys, as well as add, delete and rename fingerprints on your Yubikey Bio Series keys.
Easy Setup - QR codes available from the services you wish to protect with strong authentication
User Presence - New codes generated with just a touch of the YubiKey
Compatible - Secure all the services currently compatible with other Authenticator apps
Secure - Hardware-backed strong two-factor authentication with secret stored on the YubiKey, not on the desktop
Versatile - Support for multiple work and personal accounts
Portable - Get the same set of codes across our other Yubico Authenticator apps for desktops as well as for all leading mobile platforms
Flexible - Support for time-based and counter-based code generation
This snap bundles its own version of the pcscd daemon, and is not compatible with running a system-wide version of pcscd.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
Install Yubico Authenticator
To install Yubico Authenticator, simply use the following command: