YubiKey

  • How can I use YubiKey in AutoFill mode?

    It is possible to use a YubiKey protected database in AutoFill mode by using Virtual Hardware Key's. You can read more about Virtual Hardware Key's and why they are needed for AutoFill mode here. You must know the secret you programmed your YubiKey with to create a Virtual Hardware Key. Creating...
  • How do I add YubiKey as a factor to an existing database?

    To add YubiKey as a factor to an existing KeePass database, simply do the following: Instructions for iOS Unlock the existing database as normal Tap the Circle button in the top right corner Tap ‘Set Master Credentials’ Here you can completely set any or all the 3 possible factors: Password Key...
  • How do I create a YubiKey protected database?

    Strongbox supports YubiKey protected databases (using the KeePassXC challenge-response mode). You can read more about how this whole process came together on Github here. At the moment Strongbox supports YubiKey on Mac and iOS (NFC (iOS 13+) and the 5Ci over lightning). There are 2 key steps to...
  • How do I recover from YubiKey device loss, what is a Virtual Hardware Key?

    If you somehow lose your Hardware YubiKey device which you’ve been using to protect your database, all is not lost... Ideally you should have a second YubiKey device programmed with the same secret but this isn't always the case. So long as you know the ‘secret’ that you programmed your device ...
  • I can't use a Virtual Hardware Key in AutoFill mode

    If you are having trouble using a virtual hardware key in AutoFill mode it could be because: It is your first time using this database and you are using Face/Touch ID or PIN Code  You are using the wrong Virtual Hardware Key The first time you use a Virtual Hardware Key in AutoFill you cannot al...
  • Is Strongbox YubiKey support compatible with the KeeChallenge plugin?

    Strongbox is not compatible with the KeeChallenge plugin. Strongbox uses the KeePassXC paradigm for Challenge Response via YubiKey. There are couple of technical reasons for this design choice which means that YubiKey works better in the mobile context particularly. You cannot use a KeeChallenge...
  • My Yubikey device is not working/visible/available on Strongbox on my Mac

    To make sure Strongbox can access your YubiKey over USB on Mac you need to add Strongbox here: System Preferences –> Security & Privacy –> Privacy –> Input Monitoring You may need to restart your device or Strongbox for these changes to take effect.
  • What YubiKey devices will work with my iOS Device

    Strongbox supports YubiKey's only via the following methods on iOS devices: Lightning NFC Please not that YubiKey over USB-C is NOT SUPPORTED because Yubico have decided not to support this configuration. This is not a Strongbox design decision. This means that on certain iOS devices without NF...