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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 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

Video instructions

Step by step

  1. Open My Ledger in Ledger Live.
  2. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  3. If asked, allow My Ledger to access 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 delete and restore your recovery phrase on the same Ledger hardware wallet, you simply need to reinstall the Fido U2F app to regain access to your FIDO-protected account.

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