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University 2FA YubiKey Token

University 2FA YubiKey Token

Eligibility: UIC Faculty, UIC Staff, UIS Faculty, UIS Staff and UIUC Faculty and Staff.
University 2FA YubiKey Token
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Total Price:$35.00
Payment Type: Credit Card


A 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) YubiKey token is a University approved USB device that is programmed to work with the University’s 2FA solution and used in combination with your username/password to prove your identity.


Why would I need this?

This physical token can be purchased for use with the University's Verify 2FA system to access information systems such as Nessie. Most people are able to perform this function using  their personal cell phone with either SMS text messaging or via the Duo app. This token can be used by individuals unable (due to limited service/functionality) or unwilling to use their personal device to perform the required 2FA function


Personal Purchase vs. Departmental Purchase

Before buying a token as a personal purchase you should consult with your Unit/Department to determine if a departmental purchase is more appropriate.  In addition, please keep in mind the token can only be used with University resources.


How it Works
1. Insert YubiKey into USB port.
2. Access a University resource that is protected by 2FA.
3. Enter your username/password, select "Enter a Passcode"
4. Place your cursor in the passcode field, press and hold the button on YubiKey to logon.


How to Associate with your University Identity
Once a token is purchased, and before it can be used with 2FA, it must be associated with a University identity.  To learn how to associate a token to your identity refer to:


Hardware Requirement: USB-A Slot
Software Compatibility: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux operating systems, and on most browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer
Version: YubiKey 4
Dimensions: 18mm x 45mm x 3.3mm
Weight: 3g


Additional Information
Tokens can only be used with University resources.  Unit purchases are considered property of the University and token use must comply with all appropriate policies.   All support issues with tokens should be directed through the appropriate University Help Desk.  More information about the tokens and 2FA can be found at


For support for your token please email

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