Login to windows 10 in domain (active directory) using only yubikey, without credentials on all computer in domain.

Marak 123 0 Reputation points

Hello guys,

I have questions about login to Windows 10 using only YubiKey.

I work as IT support and I am helping people in company with some problems.

And I have administrator user, with I can login to Windows and manage it.

Every time when I need to login like administrator, I need type long username and long password, this is frustrations and I have idea to use yubikey to autologin like admin when I put it in usb port.

It is possible to use it like that?

Every computer is in this same domain (active directory), where I have access.

I find information about this key [https://www.yubico.com/pl/product/yubikey-5-nfc/] , that it is possible, but I want be sure before I buy it.

And I want to known if it is default setting in active directory or do I need to change anything in it?

Someone uses yubikey like this, or know practic experient about using it like this?

Thanks :)

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  1. Miguel Gonçalves | AVANADE 961 Reputation points

    Yes, it is possible to use a YubiKey for Windows 10 login, including as an administrator. The YubiKey 5 Series, which includes the YubiKey 5 NFC you mentioned, supports this feature. https://support.yubico.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013708460-Yubico-Login-for-Windows-Configuration-Guide.

    Please ensure you understand these limitations and consult the Yubico Login for Windows Configuration Guide for detailed instructions. https://support.yubico.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013708460-Yubico-Login-for-Windows-Configuration-Guide

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  2. Jing Zhou 5,210 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor



    Thank you for posting in Q&A forum.

    Yes, for sure you can use Yubikey for quick and easy access to the computer and Microsoft services.

    Please kindly look into below Yubico official Documentation


    I would recommend you click on "Contact Sales" on the right top corner on the official website and get more information about usage and price. For any issue you get please feel free to contact us also.


    Best regards,

    Jill Zhou


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