A statement from the company said the Bio Series would support FIDO2/WebAuthn and U2F protocols, in both USB-A and USB-C form factors.
The Bio Series claims to re-imagine biometric authentication and its three-chip architecture allows the biometric fingerprint material to be stored in a separate secure element.
The YubiKey Bio allows a user to authenticate across multiple desktop devices, operating systems, and applications.
The Bio Series enables biometric login on a desktop with all applications and services that support FIDO protocols.
It works out-of-the-box with Citrix Workspace, Duo, GitHub, IBM Security Verify, Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Microsoft 365, Okta and Ping Identity.
The Bio Series is supported by the Yubico Authenticator for Desktop app on Windows, macOS and Linux to enrol new fingerprints, and add or delete fingerprints when native platform and browser capabilities are limited.
It also works across desktop platforms supporting WebAuthn platforms such as Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, and Linux and across browsers such as Edge and Chrome as well as other Chromium-based browsers.
The new key offers portability allowing users to switch devices, log into shared workstations, and also support mobile-restricted environments. This means security key PIN can be used when biometrics are not supported.
YubiKey Bio is on sale at yubico.com for US$80 (A$109.80) for the USB-A form-factor and US$85 for the USB-C form-factor.
YubiEnterprise Subscription customers can get their YubiKey upgraded to YubiKey Bio.