How to add Yubikey Authentication to your account

Before you add Yubikey Authentication to your account, please ensure that the Yubikey authentication system is activated.

Once you have this activated (your App ID and API Key set), please follow these steps:

  1. Go to Users > your Profile page
  2. At the bottom of the page you'll see an area where you can input your Yubikey. Simply supply a Yubikey One-Time-Password in the text field and save.

Once these are set, the Yubikey functionality is ready to run as your valid 2FA option.

Can users add multiple Yubikeys to their accounts?

We use Yubikeys here to secure some of our most important services and assets, but as with any Multi-factor authentication device, we’re always nervous if it breaks or gets lost.

This is the same with Yubikeys if you’re using them on your WordPress sites – losing your Yubikey could cause some major headaches.

So with Shield, users can add as many Yubikey devices to their accounts as they’d like.

Note: ShieldPRO is required for adding multiple Yubikeys feature. To find out what the extra ShieldPRO features are and how to purchase, please follow this link here.

To learn more about the Yubikey Authentication, read the article here.