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YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Authentication

The SCMS solution for Yubikeys such as YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Authentication is pioneered by SecureW2. Yubikeys in Yubico is now registered for a digital certificate so that YubiKey enterprise management is now possible. It opens up possibilities instead of credentials.

There is a lot of advantage of YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Authentication solution you will know in this post. YubiKey is only be used to do the authentication of 50 services or predefined services, but, the solution of Yubico allows you to authenticate almost anything by using onboard certificates.

 By default, YubiKeys does not support any kind of key management at scale. You can use the strong management suite of Yubico so that you can enroll the YubiKey for certificates automatically and do management for them from one central location.

Knowing and Starting secureW2of YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Security Key

In the management portal of Yubico, every component that is needed to register a YubiKey for a certificate will be done using a wizard. But, first, you must configure the wizard in several steps.

1. Choosing an Identity Provider
First, choose the identity provider. There are several choices you can choose. Active Directory, Google, LDAP, and Okta, and every major identity provider that is supported by SecureW2for certificate enrolment by authenticating users.

2. PUK / PIN Requirements, Certificate Template, and Run the Wizard
Always make sure that the YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Security Key is not using the default PUK and PIN. You should do the configuration for the security policies of your organization regarding PUK / PIN. Organizations are empowered by the PKI services so that they can generate custom certificates.

They can generate a certificate for VPN, Wi-Fi, desktop login, and more. After several setting above have configured, run the wizard and all the things that are required to register your YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Security Key for a certificate. After you finished the getting started wizard, a landing page will be created. It will give you an instruction to your end-user to navigate to so that they can get a certificate by doing the self-service.

Register The YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Authentication Certificate for macOS and Windows

End users can register manually for their YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Authentication unique certificate by following the steps below, using windows or macOS device. It is easy but you have to every step carefully so that you will get the right result.

First of all, you must do is downloading the YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Authentication manager. Once you have downloaded it and install, then reboot your computer. After that, open the YubiKey manager and insert your YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Authentication and open the MultiOS JoinNow Landing Page.

Tap the SecureW2 and then the downloading process will start. Click open on the SecureW2 JoinNow app in the window and the configuration will start. The most important thing is to make sure that the YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Authentication is not using default PUKs and PIN.

The complexity rules of any PUK / PIN can be enforced by the JoinNow client, and then detecting whether it is using default PUK / PIN, and the certificate enrolment can be prevented until a unique and secure PUK / PIN configured by them.

Resetting The YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Security Key PIN

If there is a necessity to reset the PIN because you forget, you can do several steps. Click forgot PIN in the SecureW2 client. There will be two options which are Reset Your YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Security Key using your default PUK. 

If you choose to use your default PUK, just enter your PUK. After that, there will be an appearance of the new screen because your authentication is successful. This screen tells you that all of the existing information will be erased if you resetting your YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Security Key.

Enter your PUK and PIN then click next. There will be a confirmation on a screen that you have set a new PUK and PIN. Certificate registration continues according to the instruction in the next section.


After you are sure that you have a secure PIN, the certificate registration and installation can be begun by the users. You can click next to open the login page. For use with any SAML (Okta, One Login, Google Apps, or other major vendors) or active directory (LDAP) identity provider.

You can configure this login page for these identity providers. Enter the credential of your organization. Once it is validated, you will be returned to the JoinNew client. To allow it to configure your device, enter your device credentials.

The YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Authentication will be registered and configured by the JoinNow client for a certificate, click done when it finishes. Open your YubiKey manager, click application, click PIV, then configure certificates. It will verify that YubiKey has already installed it with a SecureW2 certificate.

First, you need to do is download the mini driver of YubiKey smartcard for windows. After that, install it and reboot your computer. They open the landing page of your organization’s JoinNow, download the client. The certificate enrolment in windows is the same as macOS.


Specifications of YubiKey 5C Nano

USB Type






Authentication Methods


Passwordless, Strong Two Factor, Strong Multi-Factor

Identity & Access Management


AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Centrify, Duo Security, Google Cloud Identity, Idaptive, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Azure AD, Okta, Ping Identity

Productivity & Communication


Google Account, Microsoft account, Salesforce.com

Password Managers


1Password, Dashlane Premium, Keeper®, LastPass Premium

Operating Temperatures   0 °C - 40 °C (32 °F - 104 °F)
Storage Temperatures   -20 °C - 85 °C (-4 °F - 185 °F)



WebAuthn, FIDO2 CTAP1, FIDO2 CTAP2, Universal 2nd Factor (U2F), Smart card (PIV-compatible), Yubico OTP, OATH – HOTP (Event), OATH – TOTP (Time), Open PGP, Secure Static Password



FIDO 2 Certified, FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) Certified

Cryptographic Specifications


RSA 2048, RSA 4096 (PGP), ECC p256, ECC p384

Design & Durability


No Batteries Required, No Moving Parts

Device Type


FIDO HID Device, CCID Smart Card, HID Keyboard



Made in USA and Sweden

Dimensions   12mm x 10.1mm x 7mm
Weight   1g


Benefits of Certificate on YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Security Key


The YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Security Key is allowed by the certificates to authenticate more services. The shortcoming of YubiKye is important to not. They do not support the universal, they can be used to control your device’s access outside these applications. 

YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Security Key has original credentials capability and can secure them adequately. But if comes with a certificate, this device becomes more versatile. Your keys can be configured by using the YubiKey SecureW2 solution so that your WPA2-Enterprise Network can be accessed.

Your network is nearly impenetrable by over-the-air attacks by determining that only people that have certificate-configured keys are allowed to access Wi-Fi. Apart from Wi-Fi access, the YubiKey solution can also be used to sign into VPN services and desktop.

The YubiKey 5 series such as YubiKey 5C Nano Two Factor Authentication  in Yubico can help you to protect your devices against phishing. It can eliminate account takeovers, is there is strong authentication, it will enable compliance requirements. The superior security of this device has resulted from the combination of public-key cryptography and hardware-based authentication.

For strong authentication, there is a broad option for users. Not only including two-factor authentication (2FA),  it also supports multi-factor authentication and logs in with single passwordless in conjunction with users PIN and touch. The organization can accelerate a future without a password by using this YubiKey 5 series because they are providing the FIDO2 protocol’s support. FIDO2 not only supports 2FA but also has a way to eliminate authentication of a weak password.
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