Yubico YubiKey 5 NFC/5C/5 Nano/5C Nano

Versasec will change your views on how to manage the lifecycle of Yubico YubiKeys forever. vSEC:CMS and vSEC:CLOUD for YubiKey is an innovative, easily integrated credential management system. It streamlines all aspects of securely managing these credentials by connecting to enterprise directories, certificate authorities, email servers, log servers and PIN mailers. The full list of features in bottom of this page.

vSEC:CMS Overview

  • Fast implementation that takes minutes, rather than weeks or months
  • Intuitive user interface that improves operational efficiency
  • No hidden costs and low total cost of ownership
  • Consistently high security level without exception
  • Large scale capabilities, available from day one
Versasec Core Connections

This section shows what user directories, certificate authorities (CAs), Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) and other internal and external software and hardware that vSEC:CMS can work with to provide the ideal identity and access management system for our customers.

Technical Specifications

Operating Systems macOS
Windows 10, 11
Windows Server 2016, 2019, 2022
Security Features Approval work flows
Connects logical and physical access control
Disaster recovery for stolen/lost tokens
Encrypted audit log
Granular access control
Key archival and key restore processes
Secure backup and synchronization of databases
Secure key storage
Smart card stock/inventory management
Support for fingerprint template management
Performance The system is tested and is functional with 300,000 registered user smart cards and 100 parallel operators interacting with the system
User Directory Flexible Directory-PKI connector using alternative IDs
Microsoft Active Directory
Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure AD)
Certification Authority certSIGN certSAFE CA
DigiCert Cert Central
DigiCert ONE
DigiCert PKI Platform
Entrust Gateway
Entrust Security Manager
EverTrust CA
FISid Certificate Management Suite
GlobalSign Certificate Center (GCC)
Keyfactor EjbCA Community and Enterprise
Microsoft Certificate Authority
Nexus Smart ID Certificate Manager
Sectigo Certificate Manager
Verizon UniCERT
Database Backup / Restore
Card Repository
Multi-forest & Multi-domain
SQL Support (Native Client: 9.0, 10.0 and 11.0)
Entrust nShield
Futurex VirtuCrypt
Securosys Primus
Thales Luna Cloud HSM
Thales Luna HSM
Thales Luna T-Series HSM
Thales ProtectServer HSM
Utimaco SafeGuard CryptoServer
Card Printer DataCard CR805
DataCard SR300
Evolis Primacy
HID Fargo HDP 5000
HID Fargo HDP 5600/6600
Magicard Prima 4
Matica 8300
Logging Option to log events to the Windows Event Log
Other CMS Upgrade path from vSEC:CMS K-Series
Migration path from competing CMS products (inquire for more details)

The vSEC:CMS S-Series for YubiKey is fully functional with the YubiKey PIV and it streamlines all aspects of a management system by connecting to enterprise directories, certificate authorities, physical access control systems, email servers, log servers, biometric fingerprint readers, PIN mailers etc. With vSEC:CMS S-Series for YubiKey organizations can issue YubiKeys to employees, personalize the YubiKey with authentication credentials and manage the lifecycle of the YubiKey – directly from the off-the-shelf product.

We Manage Our YubiKeys Manually – Why Change?

Managing YubiKeys manually results in additional work and increases the possibilities of security breaches. For example, the administration key of the YubiKey will need to be stored in a file that references the user to whom it is issued. This file could be used maliciously by someone to ascertain the key value; consequently, the YubiKey could easily be reset with a new PIN by acquiring knowledge of the administration key. A CMS removes threats like these and provides many other benefits, such as full lifecycle management, a connection to the Certificate Authority, secure PIN unblock procedures, User Self Service and more.

Why Do You Need A CMS?

A CMS is required, for the following reasons::

  • To centralize YubiKey personalization, management and revocation tasks into one system
  • To reduce costs
  • To simplify installation and usage workflows
  • To enhance Security

Manage the complete Lifecycle

Manage the complete Lifecycle of the YubiKey from one simple view. Management can be delegated and granular access levels can be set. The Life Cycle

This Is How Easy It Is!

We support many different use cases and the configuration options and feature set is vast. But it’s easy to get started. The most common use case is being able to issue a YubiKey with a Windows logon certificate to a user in a secure way. Follow our guides and this can be accomplished in minutes rather than days. Once you have the initial use case configured you can build from there adding User Self Service, Remote Operators and support for other secure devices including Virtual Smart Cards.

Use Case – Windows Logon

We will guide you through the initial setup all the way to you issuing and managing the lifecycle of your YubiKeys. Follow this guide on our Support Portal: Manage PIV Smart Card Tokens
Note: The PKI used in this example use case will be an MS CA. Other PKIs are also supported.

Unblock YubiKey User PIN

We offer a unique way to increase the security of unblocking the YubiKey User PIN. This is done by encapsulating the PUC (PIN Unblock Code) in a Challenge Response Workflow.

Key Archival and Key Recovery

It is possible for a YubiKey to generate a user key on the YubiKey, which is highly secure, but it is not possible for the key to be recovered if the user misplaces the YubiKey. As a result, for encryption of certificates and keys, YubiKeys are used to store only certificates and keys generated by vSEC:CMS S-Series, so the keys can be stored securely in the vSEC:CMS S-Series database secured by the Master Key and are recoverable if needed.

Webinar and Instruction Videos

Webinar: Versasec vSEC:CMS + YubiKeys = A new PIV Smart Card Integration (7.13.16)

Reissue Certificate on YubiKey PIV Token
Central Issuance of YubiKey PIV Token
Offline PIN unblock of YubiKey PIV token
Online PIN unblock of Yubi PIV token
Issuance of Yubi PIV Token using vSEC:CMS Credential Provider
Batch Issue YubiKey Tokens Using vSEC:CMS

Evaluation – Download Today!

Register and download vSEC:CMS directly from versasec.com here.

Once downloaded and installed vSEC:CMS is ready for use in Evaluation Mode. During the evaluation, you can configure your environment with up to 5 licenses and your own use cases. Each license manages one credential. Additional licenses can be acquired as a subscription or by perpetual license. Please contact a Versasec reseller or Versasec directly to proceed.


The vSEC:CMS scales with your project. With the new load balancing capability, there is no upper limit!

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Product Sheet

Download the vSEC:CMS S-Series product sheet here.



More information about the complete vSEC:CMS product suite can be found here.


Migrate to vSEC:CMS

vSEC:CMS S-Series includes upgrade wizards that enables quick and simple upgrade paths from third party credential management systems.

Versasec is an IAM provider that helps businesses manage their access-enabling devices.

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The product can be purchased from authorized vSEC:CMS integrators and resellers, or contact Versasec directly to let us help you find the best way forward.


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

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New to credential management?

SCMS = Smart Card Management Systems
CMS = Credential Management System
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