YubiKey with 1Password Desktop App

Hello everyone, new to this forum but long time user of 1Password ..

I am requested to insert the physical Yubikey when using 1Password via the Web browser, how do I get it to ask me when using the desktop app?

I know this sounds maybe a bit paranoid but I like the idea of having to have a separate physical key that has to be in my laptop to access the password manager that is besides the Master Key.


1Password Version: 7.6
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: 10.15.7
Sync Type: Not Provided


  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Hi @Magician! Welcome to the forum!

    Not every 1Password app supports Yubikeys yet, and 1Password for Mac is one of those at the moment I am afraid. This is why you are being prompted for it in the Web client, but not in the Mac client.

    Note however, since you mentioned it, that your data is encrypted with your Master Password (and Secret Key if you have a 1Password Membership), not with the Yubikey. Which means that, with or without Yubikey, data on your Mac will still be encrypted, since the Yubikey has nothing to do with the encryption of your data :+1:

  • Hi,

    Thanks for your answer that makes sense.

    I will experiment more with U2F in the browser too.

    Definitely would be good to have more videos on this whole area, it is certainly exciting ..


  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member


    On behalf of Ana, you're welcome. I'll pass your feedback on the videos onto the team. Exciting, most certainly. :)

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