Swapping Yubico OTP from Slot 1 to Slot 2

You may occasionally find that you want to move the Yubico OTP from its default location in Slot 1 to Slot 2. One reason you might want to do this is to avoid accidentally sending an OTP code by pressing the YubiKey. Moving the Yubico OTP to Slot 2 requires a "press and hold" (Slot 1 requires just a short tap). This can be done using either YubiKey Manager or YubiKey Personalization Tool.


Note: Moving a credential from slot 1 to slot 2, or vice-versa will not otherwise modify it. For instance, swapping slots will not affect the functionality, prefix ("cc" vs "vv"), etc. of the Yubico OTP credential that comes in slot 1 on all YubiKeys from the factory.


YubiKey Manager

  1. Open YubiKey Manager.
  2. Open the Applications menu and select OTP.
  3. Click the Swap button between the Short Touch and Long Touch sections.
  4. The OTP slots will be swapped.

YubiKey Personalization Tool

  1. Open the YubiKey Personalization Tool.
  2. Click Settings from the top menu, then click Update Settings.
  3. Under Configuration Slot, click Configuration Slot 1.
  4. Click Swap.