Using a YubiKey with USB-C Adapters

Yubico has tested various USB-C adapter/hub/dock models, as well as received reports on various models over time. Where possible, we recommend purchasing a YubiKey with a connector designed for the port you are using (e.g. purchasing a USB-C YubiKey for use with a USB-C port), but understand that adapters are sometimes unavoidable.


Based on our testing experience, we found that the following adapters work well. In any case, we recommend testing adapters in your own environment before purchasing/deploying them in mass, as Yubico cannot test all possible models, nor verify functionality of specific models on demand.


These adapters worked well with YubiKeys:


  • Mediasonic USB-C to USB-A female USB 3.1
  • Nonda USB-C to USB-A female (be sure you are using a "genuine" Nonda)
  • Apple USB-C to USB-A female
  • Belkin USB-C to USB-A female
  • MonoPrice USB-C to USB-A female