Centrify Joins FIDO Alliance and Expands Partnership with Yubico

January 3, 2018

Centrify has been busy building innovative technology and powerful partnerships. This post will talk about a longtime partnership, cool tech, and a deeper level of integration. Centrify and Yubico have been partners for more than three years already and work together with joint customers, in the field, and at a corporate level.


Centrify and Yubico U2F Integration

To further its move towards a Zero Trust Security Model, Centrify joined the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance and strengthened its integration with Yubico. Centrify Identity Services now provides support for the FIDO Alliance’s Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) specification, an authentication standard designed to be open, secure, private and easy to use. Centrify already leverages Yubico’s YubiKeys for PIV Compliant and OATH-based authentication, and is further strengthening the partnership with this new support for FIDO U2F authentication.

Notably, now that it offers U2F, Yubico itself has validated Centrify as its most complete technology partner:

“As co-creator of the FIDO U2F standard, Yubico believes that secure, easy-to-use and scalable authentication should be available to everyone,” said Jerrod Chong, VP of Product at Yubico. “Centrify shares our mission to bring greater security and convenience to the enterprise. By adding FIDO U2F support, Centrify has the most complete set of YubiKey integrations available from a technology partner.”

Centrify provides broad Identity support for various use cases across platforms, devices and apps. This includes:

  • FIDO U2F within the Centrify platform
  • NFC for login to smartphone apps
  • OATH-HOTP for secure SSO to cloud apps and servers
  • Smart card PIV re-authentication for Windows privilege escalation
  • Active Directory-based login to Mac OS X and other platforms to meet NIST regulations

A single YubiKey used in connection with Centrify can secure all these systems with a single touch. See how easy it is to use Centrify and YubiKeys together here.


We are proud of this partnership with Yubico and value their commitment and their technology highly. This is the reason we recommend Yubico to our customers today.

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