1Password Now Supports U2F Security Keys on the Web

U2f security keys 1password

Canada’s AgileBits, the makers of 1Password, has announced the latter now supports Universal 2nd Factor security keys, as a second factor for your 1Password account:

Today, I’m happy to announce a new option: we now offer support for Universal 2nd Factor (U2F)-compatible security keys. This is done via the new WebAuthn API, and we’re excited to be among the first services to adopt this new browser standard. WebAuthn is backwards-compatible with U2F, so all certified U2F security keys will work with our WebAuthn-enabled flow.

1Password web developer Jasper Patterson writes, “When you’re prompted for your second factor, just tap a button on your security key and you’re in. No need to find your phone, open the authenticator app, and type out the six-digit code while trying to race the countdown.”

Customers with a U2F security key can add their key by heading over to the 1Password Two-Factor Authentication page. AgileBits says security keys “are currently supported on 1Password.com in the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Edge. (It’s coming to Safari 13 this fall.)”

U2F security keys such as the YubiKey 5 NFC will work, along with any other keys from the likes of Feitian and Titan, which also support the U2F standard.