How to Setup Yubikey for Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) enhances the security of your College account by requiring an additional verification step beyond your password. This Knowledge Base article provides step-by-step guidance on setting up a YubiKey for MFA, adding an extra layer of protection to your College account.


Yubico - Yubikey Security Key is offered in two different form factors, USB-A and USB-C and may be purchased from Amazon as follows:

  • USB-A
    • Yubico - Security Key NFC - Black - Two-Factor authentication (2FA) Security Key, Connect via USB-A or NFC, FIDO U2F/FIDO2 Certified
  • USB-C
    • Yubico - Security Key C NFC - Black- Two-Factor authentication (2FA) Security Key, Connect via USB-C or NFC, FIDO U2F/FIDO2 Certified

Setting up Yubikey for Multi-Factor Authentication

1. On your device, open a browser and go to and sign-in with your TCC credentials.

2. In Security Info click on Add Sign-in Method

3. Click the Choose a method Drop down box, select Security Key.​​​​​

4. With Security Key selected, click Add

5. Click USB device.

6. ​Click Next.

7. Click Turn on.

8. DO NOT scan the QR Code in the pop-up window.  In the lower-left corner of the pop-up window, click Use a different device.

9. Click Windows Hello or external security key.

10. Click OK.

11. Click OK.

12. Create a pin number and click OK.

13. Click OK.

14. Touch the Y on your Yubikey.

15. Provide a name for your Yubikey, then click Next.

16. You are now finished setting up your Youbikey.  Click Done.

17.  Setup complete.  For information on how to approve a sign-in request using your Yubikey, visit:

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