What is YubiKey?
YubiKey is a small electronic device that acts as a hardware security key On Binance, security keys are one of several options available to users that create an additional layer of security for their accounts – on a 2FA basis. Although there are different types of hardware security keys, this guide will typically focus on the YubiKey device.
How to bind YubiKey to a Binance account
After logging in to your Binance account, hover your mouse cursor over your profile icon (located in the upper right corner of your browser). When the drop-down list with options appears, click on “Security”.
Then click on the “Configuration” button next to the Security Key option.
Carefully read the information you see on the screen shortly after clicking on the Configuration button, and if you agree with it, click on the “Continue anyway” button.
On the next page you will be asked to place your YubiKey in the USB port and activate it. To do this, insert YubiKey into any USB port available on your computer, laptop or phone and press the 2FA code generating button on the YubiKey. If you fail to do this within 60 seconds, you can try again.
If all goes well, your eyes should see a message visible below. Once you have seen it and read it, click on the “Allow” button.
You can assign a label to each key you assign to your account, but this step is optional. If all goes well, click on the “Verify account” button.
If your account was protected against YubiKey activation by 2FA codes generated in a special application (e.g. Google Auth or Authy), you will be asked to enter the code confirming the activation of the HW key.
In order to complete the process of adding the YubiKey you will be asked to go to the mailbox assigned to your Binance account.
After clicking on the special link in the message sent by our system, the configuration of the YubiKey key will be correctly completed. Congratulations!
From this moment on, you will be able to verify the information about the security keys assigned to your account at any time by going to the Security tab.
Please note, however, that this method of additional verification is currently available only at binance.com What is important, mobile Binance applications and mobile version of the Binance.com website do not yet have implemented support for hardware security keys. If you decide to secure your account in this way, remember that not every phone will be able to connect your YubiKey to, and thus also confirm the withdrawal of funds.
How can I remove the authorization with the key from my account?
After logging in to your Binance account, hover your mouse cursor over the icon of your profile (located in the upper right corner of your browser). When the drop-down list with options appears, click on “Security”.
Then click on the “Delete” button to initiate the process of deactivating this form of additional authorization in your account.
Please also note that if you remove the security key associated with your account, it will not be possible to withdraw any funds from your account for 24 hours after deactivation.
Then place the YubiKey assigned to your account in any USB port of your computer, laptop or smartphone and press the 2FA key generating button. If you fail to do so within 60 seconds, you can try again.
Confirm the instruction to unbind the selected YubiKey to your account by entering the code from the application into the 2FA codes (e.g. Google Auth or Authy) to complete the whole process.
At this point, the following information should appear to your eyes:
“Security Key succesfuly delated”