Do I Still Need to Enter My Master Password If I'm Using a YubiKey?

To secure your database, you can use any of these three authentication factors:

  • A master password
  • A key file
  • A YubiKey

And you can use a combination of one, two, or all three of the above. For instance you could use:

  • Only a master password
  • A master password and a key file
  • A master password, a key file and a YubiKey
  • Or any combination of these three

Whichever combination of factors you choose, you must provide all of them every time you unlock your database. So if you've chosen to use a master password and a YubiKey, you cannot provide either your master password or your YubiKey to unlock your database, you must have both.