Session:Yubikey 101

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Description Introduction to Yubikeys
Website(s) hashbang.sh
Type Workshop
Kids session No
Keyword(s) security
Person organizing Sather, Dgrove, Lrvick
Language en - English
en - English
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Starts at 2019/12/28 19:00
Ends at 2019/12/28 20:00
Duration 60 minutes
Location Room:Lecture room M1
Subtitle Yubikey 201: Simple GPG Setup
Starts at 2019/12/29 12:30
Ends at 2019/12/29 14:00
Duration 90 minutes
Location Room:Lecture room 12

Have you ever wanted to step up your personal security posture with hardware security tokens? Did you receive a YubiKey for Christmas, and now are like "now what??" Want to teach your mom how to use a YubiKey?

Then this workshop is for you!


We will spend an hour going through a walk-through general setup and configuration of YubiKeys and how to integrate them into daily life by walking through examples:

  • making sure the YubiKey in front of you is actually a YubiKey (attestation)
  • using 2FA with your nextcloud/github account
  • integrating passdb with YubiKeys
  • generating gpg keys on an airgapped machine and transferring subkeys to a YubiKey
  • signing commits with a YubiKey
  • using your YubiKey to SSH into remote machines


Workshop Agenda: 10 Minute Intro

  • YubiKey usecases (why you should have one)
  • YubiKey Distribution (how you might get one)
  • Being Instructions (Verify your YubiKey is authentic)

Beginner Instructions

Best if done before workshop (if possible):

During workshop:

Stretch Goals (Time permitting):


Advanced Instructions

Follow these instructions if you are done with the beginning steps.