Using the YubiKey over USB on Android

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When you insert your YubiKey into the USB port (or connect it with an adapter) on your Android devices, only the OTP mode functionality works natively. This includes:

  • Yubico OTP
  • Static Password
  • OATH-HOTP

The following functionalities are not supported using the YubiKey over a USB connection on Android devices:

  • U2F
  • PIV
  • Yubico Authenticator

OpenPGP is supported with the use of a third-party application, OpenKeyChain (available on Google Play). It is also important to note that while your YubiKey is plugged in to your Android device, the on screen keyboard will no longer be accessible in Android until your remove your YubiKey.  

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