YubiKey is the fastest, easiest way to secure your Gmail, Google Apps, Adwords, and YouTube account. This video will show you how to register your YubiKey with your Google Account. To set up 2-Step Verification (required) you can view Google's instructions here: google.com/landing/2step/.
Welcome to Yubico. In this video in the "How To” series, I will show registration of a FIDO Universal Second Factor (or U2F) "Security Key by Yubico" with my Google Account in the Chrome browser. As you can see in my inbox, I have already enabled two step verification on my account. To protect my account with a Security Key, I click on my username, then on the Accounts link and select the Security tab. In the “Password” box, click on the "Settings" link next to the "2-Step Verification" label; then select the "Security Keys" tab. I currently do not have any Security Keys registered so I click the Add Security Key button which brings up the Security Key registration page. Click on the Register button, insert my Security Key by Yubico, wait for the blue light to flash steadily then touch the gold disc. My security key now mints a new and unique key pair for my Google Account and shares the public key with Google. The private key is only available to the devices "Secure Element". Google shows me I now have 1 security key registered on my account; I can add more security keys for backup etcetera. Indeed, you can register one "Security Key by Yubico" with any number of services that support U2F, each having its own unique key pair.
Let’s see it in use, so first I log out of my Account. Logging back in, I enter my password as normal. However, now I get the "two step verification” page showing the Security Key dialogue. I insert my Security Key by Yubico, wait for the blue flashing light, then touch the key's gold disc … and I’m in! Strong two step verification with the touch of a button.
Want to know more? Go to yubico.com/security-key