Yubico Extends Partner Program for iOS-friendly Security Key

Yubico Extends Partner Program for iOS-friendly Security Key

Yubico is expanding the Partner Preview Program for its forthcoming security key solution designed for lightning ports on Apple’s mobile devices.

The solution was first announced last August. Formerly called “YubiKey for Lightning”, the now-rebranded “YubiKey 5Ci” is aimed at enabling YubiKey security key support on Apple’s mobile devices thanks to its use of the Lightning cable connector; meanwhile, a USB-C connector also ensures support on Android mobile devices.

Yubico sought to attract application developers with an initial “YubiKey for Lightning Partner Preview Program” launched in January, and found “an overwhelmingly positive response from iOS app developers”, according to a new post on the company’s website. Now, the company is “looking forward to supporting many more organizations and services who are looking to highlight their commitment to strong authentication on mobile devices,” explained Yubico Chief Solutions Officer Jerrod Chong.

Developers are therefore invited to apply for the Partner Preview Program, and may well be encouraged to do so after seeing some of the integrated YubiKey support in partners’ apps to be showcased at this week’s Identiverse event in Washington, DC, which will run from June 25th to 28th. Yubico will be in attendance, showcasing its partners’ solutions from booth #417.