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For users without a smartphone, or those who do not wish to use their smartphone, USI Information Technology offers physical USB security keys as an alternative to the Okta Verify app. The physical USB security keys that we have chosen are the "Security Key by Yubico", or "Security Key NFC by Yubico".  You can also use another FIDO2/WebAuthn security key, but we are only supporting the Yubico versions.

You can order these on Amazon - USB-A (regular USB) or USB-C - or you may purchase a USB security key from the University (see below for how to purchase a USB security key from the University).

For employees, please contact to purchase one with a departmental chargeback.  Please note that purchasing one with a departmental chargeback will require approval from your department's financial manager.

If you have a computer with only USB-C, you will need a USB-A to USB-C adapter.  One can be found on Amazon here.

To purchase a USB Security Key from the University

  1. Visit the Cashier's office located in the lower level of the Orr Center (Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm, Friday 8am-3:30pm).  Inform them that you would like to purchase a USB Security Key and pay $21.40 ($20.00+tax).  They will give you two receipts. 
  2. Take both receipts to the IT Help Desk (Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm) located in the lower level of the Forum Building (near the elevator).
  3. The IT Help Desk will keep one receipt and give you one USB Security Key.
  4. Follow the instructions at to set up the USB Security Key.