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YubiKey Nano perfect to login to Asus Chromebox Chromebooks
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Author:  Yekibuy [ Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:13 pm ]
Post subject:  YubiKey Nano perfect to login to Asus Chromebox Chromebooks

The Asus Chromebox M004U uses Google's Chrome OS (operating system), the same OS found on ChromeBook laptops.
Regardless, I'm only using the chromebox to streaming movies to my television.

Google's chrome os requires a long password.
And I immediately thought of the YubiKey Nano as the perfect way to login to the chromebox.
I configured my Nano and 2 Standard Yubikey to use the same long password with the personalization tools.

But I wanted to use Yubikey's OTP to login into chrome os, but could not find a way to do so.

I hope someone finds a way and let's myself, and other people know here.
Thank you

Author:  Tom [ Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: YubiKey Nano perfect to login to Asus Chromebox Chromebo

If you have two step authentication you can store generate TOTP codes from you Yubikey NEO via NFC on smartphone or via the Yubico Authenticator Desktop on a PC/MAC

Author:  Yekibuy [ Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: YubiKey Nano perfect to login to Asus Chromebox Chromebo

I'm sure your suggestion is more useful for people using a laptop-like chromebook, or have a keyboard attached.
But we are using the Asus Chromebox to stream video to a TV, and have the Chromebox attached to the back of TV.
I can just see the Chromebox usb ports, and that's all I need for the green light of the Yubikey-Nano (so I know where to touch for the static password).

A static password is required to login by Google's Chrome OS, and this is due to drive-content being encrypted.
And as you pointed out, Chrome OS allows a great many options for secondary passwords/verifications.
But a secondary password is definitely not desired (by me) since I don't have a keyboard on the Asus Chromebox, and I only use it to stream movies.

I do wish Google's Chrome OS had otp capabilities for the main password login.
Because I know other's who are now interested in this same setup.
And it would be much simpler if the Yubikey's OTP could be used for Chrome OS login.
In part because the Yubikey personalization tool seems to be daunting for the average person.

So if anyone figures out how to make Chrome OS accept the static portion of the Yubikey OTP as the login password...
then please post here and let everyone visiting this page know. ;)

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