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Yubikeys for Static Secrets
Dec 5, 2017| Daniel Jones
You can use your Yubikey to remember and type an arbitrary string, as well as using it as a OTP generator and a secure store for your SSH key. We use this so that we don’t have to remember our 1Password secret keys.
We use 1Password as our team secrets-management tool. It’s great, but every user needs to remember not only their username and password, but a 40-character secret key too. Normally this is saved on your machine, which is not ideal when you’re using shared computers.
The following steps show you how to configure a Yubikey to store your 1Password secret key, so that you can type with a simple button-press.