Mobile Certificate-based Authentication with Microsoft, YubiKeys, and Versasec

Date: 2022-11-10
Author: Anders Adolfsson, Product Manager

Mobile certificate-based authentication with Microsoft, YubiKeys, and Versasec

Last week, the Yubikey became the first and only external device that supports certificate-based authentication (CBA) on Android and iOS. We congratulate Yubico for this innovation in close collaboration with Microsoft.

Yubico believes certificate-based authentication “has been a staple of governments and high security environments for decades, long before the invention of FIDO U2F and FIDO2, mostly due to its reliability and effectiveness in physical environments. With Executive Order 14028 on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, the adoption of CBA and other phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication methods are mandated for civilian federal agencies in the US.”

Yubico’s announcement comes after working closely with Microsoft, who earlier announced their support of Azure AD CBA on mobile, both Android and iOS platforms. Users will now be able to have the same highly secure experience on their mobile that they are used to with Yubikeys on their computers.

Video Demo

With Versasec credential management, Yubikeys can be enterprise-mobile-ready. Versasec and Yubico have enjoyed a long-time technological alliance, with Versasec being the first credential management system to manage Yubikeys.

See how easy it is to issue Yubikeys with Versasec Credential Management and authenticate to Outlook on an Android phone using Yubikey with NFC. Let’s take a look.

Versasec Products

Versasec Credential Management encompasses innovative, powerful and cost-effective software products, available on-prem and Saas, built to be easily integrated, empowering organizations to deploy and manage credentials. Our products integrate with identity industry leaders bringing you the highest number of supported credentials for the automation, & configuration of your IAM security. We serves your budget, compliance, and IT preferences, performing at the security core of your organization. Through Versasec’s products, organizations have reached new levels of security, achieving the full power of public key cryptography ensuring authenticity, confidentiality, and integrity.

Connect With Us

We invite you to learn more about Versasec credential management and our cloud solution. Download a free evaluation version and see how our award-winning software can serve your organization. Or request a demo, we’d be happy to connect with you!


Our product suite provides all the software tools to administrate and manage credentials in a secure and convenient way.

Start here

Free Product Trial

Versasec provides enabling IT security products centered on the usage of security devices such as smart cards. Our solutions enable customers to securely authenticate, issue and manage user credentials more cost effectively. Get a free product trial.

Job Openings

We are always looking for new exceptional persons to join our team! Find out more about our job openings.

Share this article