Yubico has been a major contributor to the development of open standards for authentication from the initial development of the U2F specification to the latest W3C approved WebAuthn. As we see more services upgrade to modern authentication standards, we can’t help but share in the excitement.
We are thrilled to share that 1Password, a password manager used by millions of individuals and 47,000 business customers worldwide, today announced support for WebAuthn, the new global standard for secure authentication on the web.
A popular request by users, 1Password has enabled the option to use WebAuthn compatible Security Keys, like the YubiKey, for two-factor authentication (2FA). This provides the highest level of hardware-based security and a great user experience for those who want to use the same security key across services, browsers, and applications.
“1Password and Yubico share a common mission—to make it simpler for people to stay safe online,” said Jeff Shiner, 1Password CEO. “Yubico’s focus on security and user-friendly design aligns with our goals here at 1Password, making YubiKey 2FA a great extra layer of protection for 1Password customers.”
Previously, 1Password users were able to leverage YubiKeys as a second factor using the Yubico Authenticator app over Time-based One Time Password (TOTP). With the upgrade to WebAuthn support, 1Password takes a leap forward by enabling easier to use, faster and the most secure 2FA for their users. WebAuthn uses asymmetric (public-key) cryptography and phishing-resistant origin bound key validation for registering and authenticating with websites.
Want to know more about WebAuthn? Visit our “What is WebAuthn?” resource to get an overview of what it is and how users can benefit. Interested in implementing support for WebAuthn? We have developer resources for the rapid integration of WebAuthn on our developer website.
Special Offer for Yubico customers
1Password helps businesses and families increase their online security and cut down on digital clutter by combining industry-leading security and award-winning design to make secure password management easy for everyone.
To celebrate this announcement, 1Password is offering Yubico customers six (6) months free on a 1Password Families account. The promotion is valid only for new customers, and is active for a limited time. Go to 1Password’s site to learn more.