FIDO U2F

FIDO U2F is a two-factor authentication method (2FA) developed by the FIDO Alliance that is supported on the Ledger Nano S and Ledger Nano X devices. It works with several web services, like Facebook, Dashlane, Gmail, Dropbox, GitHub, etc. Check our Fido U2F page to learn more.

  • FIDO U2F increases your account security as both your password and Ledger device are required to log in.
  • FIDO U2F is not related to cryptocurrencies. It's an additional utility for your Ledger device.

Before you start

Step by step

  1. Open the Manager in Ledger Live.
  2. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  3. If asked, allow the manager on your device.
  4. Find FIDO U2F in the app catalog.
  5. Click the Install button of the app.
    • An installation window appears.
    • Your device will display Processing...
    • The app installation is confirmed.
  6. Open FIDO U2F on the dashboard of your device.
  7. Go to the security settings of web services partnering with FIDO U2F and follow their instructions to register your device: Facebook, Dashlane, Google, GitHub, Dropbox.

  Important information

  • If you lose access to your device, you can restore your recovery phrase on any Ledger hardware wallet and reinstall the Fido U2F app to get access to your account.
  • If you're managing the same private keys on multiple Ledger hardware wallets, only one device can be used for Fido U2F.
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