Yubico Gives Away Free YubiKeys to Promote Azure AD Public Preview

Yubico Gives Away Free YubiKeys to Promote Azure AD Public Preview

Microsoft recently launched a public preview of the passwordless capabilities of the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), extending support for FIDO2 and WebAuthn’s authentication standards across the entire platform. Yubico is celebrating the occasion with an offer that will put secure authentication tech in the hands of more professionals.

Specifically, Yubico is offering complimentary YubiKey Starter Kits to eligible enterprise customers of Microsoft 365. The kit includes a YubiKey 5 NFC and a YubiKey 5C, the former of which is compatible with NFC and USB-A ports and the latter of which is compatible with USB-C; and both can be used with Azure AD.

The offer is only available while supplies last, and was set up to encourage more enterprises to adopt passwordless security solutions. The YubiKey 5 is compliant with a range of certification standards in addition to WebAuthn and FIDO2, and allows users to log into devices and accounts without the need to enter vulnerable information.  

Of course, many companies and platforms have already made the switch, as Yubico itself noted earlier this month in a blog post touting the success of FIDO2. The company has been a consistent advocate of passwordless security, and has called attention to bad password habits in the past. Yubico also released a new Login for Windows Application back in April.