Good things come to those who wait. The YubiKey Bio – FIDO Edition is the first biometric entry from Yubico, and it’s a pretty slick package. This is the only biometric key tested with a waterproof rating, likely thanks to its injection molded body. Where the usual capacitive touch reader would be with a "y" Yubico logo on other keys, this has the biometric fingerprint reader. Above the reader are two integrated LED lights – one green and one amber that help provide the status of the key to the end user. Sporting the same dimensions at the Yubikey 5 NFC, it has a nice weight to it and feels of quality construction, as all Yubico products do.
It comes at a premium price, almost double the cost of the TrustKey G320H; Yubico does indicate there is a discount on bulk pricing.
Available Features And Management
Unlike it’s relatives in the YubiKey 5 family, the YubiKey Bio is limited to FIDO functionality – FIDO2 and FIDO U2F; would suspect it’s why YubiKey highlights FIDO in the name. While FIDO2 suffices for Azure AD, it is something to make note of.
FIPS 140 Availability
Currently Yubico does not offer a FIPS 140 variation of this key.
Enrollment And Usage
The key enrolled in Azure AD without issue.
The key worked consistently after enrollment without issue.
The key was factory reset without issue.