YubiKeys FIPS Series

Yubico is delighted to announce receiving notification of FIPS 140-2 validation for our new YubiKey FIPS Series.

Introducing the YubiKey FIPS Series

Strong Security and Compliance for Government and Regulated Industries

Target Audience for the YubiKey FIPS Series:

  • Large Government/Federal, Global 2000 • International agencies/markets that recognize FIPS 140-2
  • Commercial entities that need to meet DFARS and FedRAMP requirements Documentation: A full set of documentation is available from the Yubico Sales & Marketing Assets Library:
  • Sales training deck (For Resellers & Distributors internal use only)

Yubico FIPS Webpage FIPS Certification Details:

  • FIPS 140-2 validated : Overall Level 2, Physical Security Level 3
  • Meets Authenticator Assurance Level 3 (AAL3) as defined in NIST SP800-63B
  • Certificate #3204

Choice of Form Factor

  • All YubiKey FIPS Series security keys include the same functionality.
  • The YubiKey FIPS Series offers a choice of keys designed for USB-A or USB-C.
  • YubiKey Nano FIPS features a slim USB-A form factor for semi-permanent installation and convenience.
  • YubiKey C Nano FIPS features an ultra-slim USB-C form factor for use with the latest Mac, PC, & Android computing devices.


  • FIPS 140-2: NIST Certificate 3204
    (Overall Level 2, Physical Security Level 3)
  • Strong multi-factor authentication
  • Easy and fast authentication
  • Crush resistant & waterproof
  • Multiprotocol support on a single key
  • Convenient sizes
  • Made in the USA & Sweden

Technical Specifications

  • Supported protocols: FIDO U2F, smart card (PIV), Yubico OTP, OpenPGP, OATH-TOTP, OATH-HOTP, and Challenge-Response
  • Works on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Chrome OS operating systems, and on major browsers
  • PIV smart card compatible, minidriver available on Windows
  • Support for PKCS#11
  • Crypto Algorithms: RSA 2048, ECC p256, ECC p384
  • Hardware secure element to protect cryptographic keys


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