Confirming macOS Detects the YubiKey
Insert the YubiKey into your Mac and confirm the LED flashes. The first time you insert a YubiKey, the Keyboard Setup Assistant should open, when it does close the window. If it does not, you can use the Basic YubiKey Troubleshooting article to confirm your Mac is detecting the YubiKey.
Securing Your Mac with a YubiKey
There are two methods available for securing your Mac login with a YubiKey.
- Yubico PAM Module - Can be set up to require the YubiKey at login. For setup instructions, see the YubiKey Mac OS X Login Guide.
- macOS Smart Card - Requires macOS 10.12 or newer and cannot require the YubiKey at login. For setup instructions, see Using Your YubiKey as a Smart Card in macOS.