Add an extra layer of security to your password vault
- Use a USB security key to sign in and protect your NordPass account.
How can I use a security key with NordPass?
- You can use a USB security key as your preferred multi-factor authentication method to sign in to NordPass. The key needs to meet the FIDO U2F standard so it could be verified according to Webauthn specification. Simply set it up with your Nord Account and insert it into your device for verification.
Why use a security key?
- Added security layer. It helps NordPass to verify that you are you and makes it even more difficult for anyone to get into your account. Even if a hacker got hold of your login credentials, they wouldn’t be able to get into your account without having physical access to your key.
- Not tied to your identity. It acts as a verification method by using asymmetric cryptography. This means that no personally identifiable details, such as your emails or passwords, are stored on remote servers, nor do they leave a digital trail or can be grabbed during a man-in-the-middle attack.
- Easy to use. More and more platforms are adopting security keys, so you’ll be able to use them with more than just your Nord Account. In the future, you might be able to use biometrics to sign in given that the chosen key you use supports biometric authentication.
Frequently asked questions
- Log in to Nord Account and go to Account Settings.
- Go to the MFA section via the Account Security tab.
- Enter your Nord Account password to enable MFA.
- Next to the Security Key, click Set up a Key.
- Tap your security key or insert it into your device. Your device will automatically register the key.
Set it up with your Nord Account first by following the steps above. Next time you’ll be logging in to NordPass with your Nord Account, have your key handy. Enter your email and password, then insert the key. That’s it — you’ll be logged in automatically.
If you lose your security key or forget to take it with you, you’ll still be able to log in to your NordPass account. Simply log in with an alternative MFA, such as a backup code or a code generated by an authentication app. Once logged in, you can go to your Nord Account settings and change your MFA preferences or disable it temporarily.