Pairing Hideez Key with Windows

Hideez Key – Pairing with Windows

Hideez Key devices support passwordless authentication stadards developed by the FIDO Alliance: FIDO U2F and FIDO2. You can pair Hideez Key with any devices supporting FIDO Security Keys, including computers running Windows 10/11, Android (version 7.0+) or iOS (version 13.3+) devices.

Services that support these standards include Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Dropbox, and other.

For successful pairing of the Hideez Key, you will need a Windows 10, OS build 1840, or later. For earlier versions, the correct operation of the device is not guaranteed. How to find out which version of Windows your device is running.

You can pair Hideez Key 3 and Hideez Key 4 devices to your Windows PC with the following steps:

Pairing FIDO security keys with Windows 10‌-11

  1. After you press a device button, a blue LED lights up - three long flashes of variable brightness, which means that the device is ready for Pairing.

  2. Successful pairing is confirmed by the inscription «Your device is ready to go».

Creating a PIN code on a Hideez Key device

The PIN code created for Secure Device for Windows (FIDO) may differ from the PIN code in Hideez Client.

Windows uses another technology to securely store, transfer, and verify the PIN code.

  1. Select Start > Windows Settings > Account > Sign-in options > Security Key > Manage

‌Changing PIN code for FIDO technology

Removing PIN code and clearing all FIDO data

After the Hideez Key has been successfully paired with your computer, you can proceed to setting up a passwordless login to the desired accounts.

After pairing you can also set up the proximity lock and unlock options (without the dongle).

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