Are there any plans to support 2F with Yubikey on Chrome for Linux?

I do not really understand why it is not there. Yubikey as second factor works for other services like Google, GitHub, GitLab because it is based on a Chrome feature - which 1passord is already using for Windows and Mac I guess. I expected it to work and it prevents me to use 1password for my private (family) passwords.

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  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi @rico_gini_net

    U2F should work with 1Password in Chrome on Linux. What sort of difficulty are you having? Which key are you trying to use, and which version of Chrome?

    That said, you may want to read more about the purpose of 2FA with regard to 1Password accounts. There tends to be a fair bit of misunderstanding here, because we don't do traditional authentication. It doesn't play the same role as it does with most other services. I wrote a bit about this in a recent forum post, here:

    Feature Request: Additional MFA prompt criteria — 1Password Forum

    Please let us know. Thanks.


  • I expect to see the the option for U2F in the 2-Factor settings panel. I only see the option to setup the authenticator app. I use Ubuntu 18.04 (Kernel 5.3) with Chrome 80.0.3987.116. I have the Ubikey 5C. The key works with other services in this configuration (Google, Gitlab, Github).

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member


    TOTP (authenticator app) is required in order to enable U2F at present. You'd need to set up TOTP first before you can enable U2F. From our U2F guide:

    Before you can use your security key as a second factor for your 1Password account, you’ll need to turn on two-factor authentication for your 1Password account.

    (Use your U2F security key as a second factor for your 1Password account)

    You can find instructions on setting up TOTP here:

    Turn on two-factor authentication for your 1Password account

    I hope that helps. Should you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to ask.


  • Thanks! That solved the problem!

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Glad to hear it. :) Happy to help.


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