SFTP Drive Works with YubiKey

SFTP Drive is an easy-to-use utility that mounts remote file systems as Windows drives, allowing users to browse and work with remote files as if they were stored locally on their machine.

SFTP Drive is compatible with YubiKey, and has been verified by Yubico. In addition to the SFTP security the drive provides, the PIV-compatible YubiKey enables hardware-backed authentication on the remote system. YubiKey provides two-factor authentication (2FA) to ensure the most reliable security possible, protecting you from phishing and unauthorized access to your information. Yubico offers several YubiKey security key options for accessing SFTP Drive from any computer or mobile device, and features a simple set-up process that will have you securely working with your files in minutes!


Compatible YubiKeys

  • YubiKey 5Ci (USB-C)
  • YubiKey 5 NFC
  • YubiKey 5C
  • YubiKey 5 Nano
  • YubiKey 5C Nano
  • Several Series 4 Legacy Keys

For more information on YubiKey and YubiKey's compatibility with SFTP Drive, please visit /n software's 'Works with Yubikey' page here. To purchase a YubiKey, visit Yubico's online store here.


Set-Up Instructions

To use public key authentication with a security key, enter your username for the remote service in the proper field. Ensure your security key is set up with your private key and inserted.

Click Load to open the dialog for you to enter your security key information.

Select the PKCS#11 library for your security key from your filesystem, allowing SFTP Drive to interact with your security key. Select your security key, enter its PIN, and choose your private key from the dropdown. Save your PIN if desired.

Now you can click Test SSH Connection. On success, the Host Key Fingerprint field will be filled in and you may click OK.


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