Centrify and Yubico Bring Context-Based Authentication to the Enterprise

Together, we’re better. Centrify has teamed up with Yubico to unlock the synergies of both companies’ solutions and provide strong authentication for privileged users.



Whether it’s for FIDO U2F, smart card (PIV-based authentication), OATH based One-Time-Passcode, or as a physical NFC token for mobile devices — Centrify and Yubico provide IT the flexibility to enforce security without user frustration.

Centrify can leverage the YubiKey for use cases such as:

  • Smartcard (PIV) login to Windows and Linux workstations.
  • OATH-based One-Time-Passcode for strong authentication for server login and privilege elevation.

Given the massive amount of privileged credentials that have been compromised in the recent past, it’s safe to assume that every password has been stolen and made available to attackers. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) reduces the risk of compromised credentials, but is often cumbersome for end users, or — in the case of smart cards – requires dedicated readers on all end user devices.

Companies are looking to bolster security in order to prevent attacks due to compromised credentials but must also balance solutions with employee productivity and satisfaction.

Secure your organization with
Centrify & the YubiKey

Stop breaches with Centrify and YubiKey, providing NIST Assurance Level 3 for privileged users.

Benefits for Joint Customers

By leveraging the Centrify Zero Trust Privilege Services in combination with YubiKey, customers can:

  • Bolster security
    Use Centrify to secure access to your ever-expanding attack surface, while leveraging Yubikeys for strong authentication.
  • Speed up adoption
    Simplify deployment and adoption with easy self-service enrollment and intuitive use across infrastructure, databases, Big Data, Cloud, containers, DevOps and more.
  • Meet regulations
    Comply with regulations such as NIST 800-63 and PCI DSS, requiring strong authentication at authorization level-3 for accessing sensitive resources.

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