Hardware Security Keys

Prevent unauthorized access to your client accounts by setting up a Security Key for your Syncro account today. Watch the video now!

What are Hardware Keys?

A Security Key is a physical device used as a second authentication factor to enhance security. It generates a unique code for each login attempt, which is required in addition to the user’s password or biometric data. Security Keys are commonly used in two-factor authentication (2FA) or multi-factor authentication (MFA) protocols, which require users to provide at least two forms of authentication to access a system or device.

Why Should You Use Hardware Security Keys

  • Enhanced Security – Hardware Keys add an extra layer of security to your account, making it difficult for unauthorized individuals to gain access.
  • Protection Against Phishing – Security Key leverages FIDO’s U2F (Universal Second Factor) protocol that helps prevent users from accidentally falling victim to any phishing attacks.
  • Easy Access and User Experience – Once set up, Hardware Keys provide a faster, seamless and hassle-free authentication process, and are more secure than typing in an MFA verification code from an app.
  • Peace of Mind – By incorporating Hardware Security Keys into our software, we aim to give you and your customers peace of mind, knowing that your digital assets and sensitive data are well protected.

Which Hardware Keys are Supported?

Any Key that supports U2F will work. These include brands such as Yubikey and Titan but also Platform U2F (Windows Hello) or Platforms that support WebAuthn (FaceID, TouchID) are also supported.

How Do I Get Started?

Setting up security keys in Syncro is easy! Follow these steps:

  1. Login to your Syncro account
  2. Go to Profile/Password Page (Press your name in the top right corner and click on profile/password button)
  3. Click Hardware Security Keys button in the MFA section
  4. Click Register Key
  5. Give the Key you will be plugging in a nickname that will help you identify it and press register
  6. Your browser will walk you through the rest of the steps
  7. We recommend you add additional Hardware Keys in case you lose one

[ Get Step-by-step instructions here ]