Yubikey | MFA - Zoho Accounts


What is YubiKey? 

YubiKey is a physical security key used for authentication purposes. These hardware plug-in devices support FIDO authentication protocols namely Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) and Universal Authentication Framework (UAF). They help secure computers, networks, websites, and online profiles, without requiring software installation or a battery. Zoho uses U2F-based YubiKeys for multi-factor authentication.

You can use multiple Yubikeys to secure your Zoho account, likewise, you can also use the same YubiKey to secure multiple Zoho accounts too.

Using YubiKey with Zoho Accounts

Zoho Accounts only supports the following YubiKeys:
  1. YubiKey 4
  2. YubiKey 4 Nano
  3. YubiKey 4C
  4. YubiKey 4C Nano
  5. YubiKey NEO
  6. YubiKey NEO-n
  7. YubiKey Edge
  8. YubiKey Edge-n


  1. Latest version of Google Chrome or Opera browser. If you're using Mozilla FireFox, ensure that U2F support is enabled.
  2. A U2F-enabled YubiKey.

Setting up YubiKey with Zoho Accounts 

  1. Sign in to your Zoho Account.
  2. Click Multi-Factor Authentication on the right side of the panel.
  3. Click Setup Now under YubiKey.
  4. Insert your YubiKey to your computer's USB port and click Next.
  5. Wait for the YubiKey to blink, then tap the golden disc.
  6. Name your YubiKey, then click Configure.
  7. You can now sign out of your Zoho Account and sign in back to confirm that YubiKey authentication is enabled.

Sign in using YubiKey 

  1. Enter your account credentials in the Zoho Accounts sign-in page and click SIGN IN.
  2. Insert your YubiKey when prompted for multi-factor verification.
  3. Tap the blinking golden disc to sign into your Zoho Account.
Refer our help guide in case you wish to disable MFA for your account.

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