Duo login using a USB Yubi Key

A Yubi key is a small device that resembles a USB flash drive, plugged into the computer you are using to access a Duo protected service on. Pressing the button on the key provides the second factor to the service allowing you access.  This method has a one time cost of $40 for the device that will last many years.  It is the preferred method if a smartphone is unavailable and the computer or device has a USB port.  

  1. NOTE: If you do not already have a Yubi key, you will need to contact Identity and Account Management (iam@uvm.edu) to have one provisioned for you. There is a $40 one-time-fee to your department for each Yubi key*
  2. Open a web browser and navigate to a UVM web services which is protected with Duo multi factor authentication. In this example, we’ll be logging into PeopleSoft.
  3. Enter your UVM NetID and password as you normally would when accessing other UVM web services.
  4. Upon entering your credentials successfully, you will be prompted with a “Multi-Factor Duo Security Required” screen. Insert your Yubi key to a USB port on your computer, then press the brass contact.
  5. Your Yubi key will automatically insert a string of characters which will serve as the second-factor for accessing the Duo protected service you’re logging into.

That’s it, you’ve successfully logged into a Duo protected service with your Yubi Key.

If you are having problems or need further assistance, please contact the UVM Tech Team Help Line at 802-656-2604

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