YubiKey Authenticator

Note: YubiKey Authenticatior is an advanced authenticator available as part of the Professional edition of ADSelfService Plus.

ADSelfService Plus supports the YubiKey 5 series, YubiKey 5 FIPS series, and YubiKey 5 CSPN series as well as the Yubico OTP protocol for authentication.

Once YubiKey Authenticator is enabled, users are authenticated first through their AD domain credentials, and next through the one-time passcode (OTP) generated by the YubiKey Authenticator.


  1. The firewall should have the outbound connections listed below:
    • https://api.yubico.com/wsapi/2.0/verify
    • https://api2.yubico.com/wsapi/2.0/verify
    • https://api3.yubico.com/wsapi/2.0/verify
    • https://api4.yubico.com/wsapi/2.0/verify
    • https://api5.yubico.com/wsapi/2.0/verify
  2. Get the Client ID and Secret Key from the YubiKey website by following the steps below:
    • Go to https://upgrade.yubico.com/getapikey.
    • Enter your email address. Connect the YubiKey to your workstation or server and enter the YubiKey OTP.
    • Select the I've read and accepted the Terms and Conditions option. Click Get API Key.
    • Copy the displayed Secret Key.

Steps for YubiKey Authenticator verification

  1. Go to Configuration > Self-Service > Multi-factor Authentication > Authenticators Setup.
  2. Select the policy for which YubiKey Authenticator is to be configured from the drop-down.
  3. Click the YubiKey Authenticator section.
  4. Enter the Client ID and the Secret Key from step 2 of the prerequisites.
  5. Yubikey

  6. Click Save.

Yubikey Confirm MSG

Note: You can choose to enforce multiple configurations for different users based on their domain, group, or OU membership, or simply apply one YubiKey Authenticator setting for all users.


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