Version 5.0.4 (released 2020-05-14)
New app icons on all platforms
Adjust the behaviour of the search bar, do not search accounts without having focus
Bugfix: Fix keyboard shortcut to copy account code
Bugfix: Show firmware version for YubiKey NEO correctly
Windows: Show correct version number in .msi installers
macOS: Fix issue with window positioning
macOS: Fix occacional crashes on startup
Linux: Fix the app icon and desktop entry for the Snap package.
Version 5.0.3 (released 2020-04-14)
macOS: Make the app available in the macOS App Store
Windows: Make the app available in the Microsoft Store (for Windows 10 20.04 and higher)
Linux: Make the app available in the Snap Store
Add support for YubiKey 5C NFC
Bugfix: Make sure the application is always visible on Windows
Version 5.0.2 (released 2020-01-29)
Allow spaces in secret key when adding accounts
UI: Move favorite button to the credential card
UI: Improved scrolling behaviour
Windows: Improve how .dll files are loaded, thanks to Marius Gabriel Mihai for reporting this!
Windows: Initial support for .msi installers. If upgrading from the .exe installer, make sure to uninstall the older version before using the .msi
Version 5.0.1 (released 2019-10-16)
New colors for the account icons.
Use Roboto font on all platforms.
Increase some text sizes for better readability.
Change icon for the Settings button and move it to the left.
SysTray: Open application on double-click.
Terminology: Use "Accounts" instead of "Credentials".
Bugfix: Clear old accounts correctly when switching between devices.
Add keyboard shortcut (Ctrl/Cmd + i) for info popup.
Version 5.0.0 (released 2019-09-23)
New UI based on Material Design and Qt Quick Controls 2
Add Dark Mode and Light Mode
Feature: Allow switching between connected YubiKeys
Feature: Select favorite credentials, available from the System Tray/Menu Bar
Show some information about the connected YubiKey, such as firmware version and serial number
Add experimental support for external smart card readers, enabling the use of a YubiKey over NFC
Add initial accessability support
Version 4.3.6b (released 2019-06-11)
Fixes problem where YubiKey was not being detected on macOS.
Version 4.3.6 (released 2019-05-29)
Windows: improve support for YubiKey NEO on Windows 10
Version 4.3.5 (released 2019-01-02)
Bugfix: Show correct message when YubiKey doesn’t have the correct transport enabled.
Improve error handling in Slot Mode.
Linux: Add experimental support for .AppImage
Version 4.3.4 (released 2018-05-07)
Support YubiKey Preview
Add credential: allow space in secret key.
Bugfix: Don’t show "No credentials found…" incorrectly.
Bugfix: Forget the password when removing the device.
Windows: 64-bit version added.
Version 4.3.3 (released 2018-02-15)
Focus is not locked on the search field.
Pressing ESC now clears the search field and deselects all credentials.
Copying the code with a keyboard shortcut now works even if the search field has focus.
The top progress bar is now only displayed when needed.
Scanning QR codes should now work better on some multiple monitor setups.
Improve the handling of touch credentials when the YubiKey is never touched.
The application should no longer refresh credentials to often on slower systems.
Credentials with a custom time period should now autorefresh correctly.
Logging: The command line option --log-file is now supported, which writes the log to a file. The --log-file option is ignored unless preceded by the --log-level option.
Bugfix: The arrow key navigation is no longer broken after deleting a credential.
Windows: OpenGL rendering is now chosen dynamically. It’s possible to override it with the QT_OPENGL environment variable.
Version 4.3.2+1 (released 2017-12-20)
Re-release of 4.3.2 for Mac, because package signature was missing from 4.3.2 release
Version 4.3.1+1 (released 2017-12-20)
Re-release of 4.3.1 for Mac, because package signature was missing from 4.3.1 release
Version 4.3.2 (released 2017-12-19)
Bugfix: Fixed crash on attempt to generate code for touch credential in YubiKey Slots mode
Bugfix: Fixed crash in QR scan
Version 4.3.1 (released 2017-12-17)
Bugfix: Removed references to QML Array prototype methods added in Qt 5.9 (unavailable in Ubuntu Zesty and earlier)
Version 4.3.0 (released 2017-12-15)
Now requires ykman version >= 0.5.0
Feature: New icon
Feature: Remembered passwords are now shared with ykman.
Feature: Added option to hide window on launch
Thanks to Steven Stallion for contributing!
Feature: "About" dialog now shows OATH applet version instead of overall firmware version
Feature: Touch credentials generate a code for the next period if current period ends in less than 10s
Feature: Arrow keys now navigate the list while search field has focus
Thanks to Arthur Burkart for contributing!
Feature: Focus now starts on the search field, and ESC no longer removes focus from search field
--log-level CLI option with same function as
--log-level option to
ykman version 0.5.0; see
ykman --help for usage
Bugfix: Reduced idle CPU usage
Bugfix: Improved error handling to prevent hanging UI
Bugfix: Fixed tray icon remaining after exit on Windows
Bugfix: Fixed sorting when some credentials have nonstandard periods
Bugfix: Selection now stable across refreshes and searches
Bugfix: Arrow keys now scroll the view only if the selection changes
Version 4.2.0+deps.2 (de-published)
Identical to release 4.2.0+deps except it unpacks to a directory with the same name as the archive
Version 4.2.0+deps (de-published)
Identical to release 4.2.0b, but renamed to a valid Semantic Versioning version number
Version 4.2.0b (de-published)
Source re-release with dependencies bundled in the archive
Version 4.2.0+2 (released 2017-11-17)
Identical to release 4.2.0 except it unpacks to a directory with the same name as the archive
Version 4.2.0 (released 2017-09-14)
Added support for 7 digit credentials.
Added support for credentials with a non 30-second period.
Moved "Scan QR code" functionality, now available directly from main view.
Flip moving direction of the time left indicator.
Win 7: Fixed issue with OpenGL rendering.
macOS: Allow OpenGL to use integrated GPU.
Bugfix: Issuer was not displayed correctly on Ubuntu.
Version 4.1.4 (released 2017-08-17)
Double-click on system tray icon now shows the credentials. Not supported on macOS.
Windows: An issue with the video drivers on some machines have been resolved.
The About dialog now closes when the ESC key is pressed.
UI: The credential codes should now follow any font scaling done by the operating system.
UI: Codes now have a space in them for better readability.
Version 4.1.3 (released 2017-08-03)
Feature: Double-click to generate a code and copy it to the clipboard.
Feature: When searching, press the ESC key to clear the search field and press Enter to generate and copy a code.
Added an error message for adding a credential when there is no storage space left on the device.
Added an error message for adding a too large key when in Slot mode.
Clicking outside the search field now removes focus from it.
Names on new credentials can’t be longer than 64 bytes.
UI: Don’t show timer when there is no credentials.
The default button in the password prompt is now OK.
Bugfix: Fixed crash caused by some QR codes.
Bugfix: The selected credential was not being updated correctly.
macOS: Remove sandbox entitlements to work better when running on a system with gpg-agent.
Version 4.1.2 (released 2017-05-12)
Ubuntu: Fixed crash after entering password on Ubuntu 17.04
Windows: Fixed issue with window spawning outside desktop.
Version 4.1.1 (released 2017-05-09)
Windows: Fixed issue with missing OpenGL drivers, include ANGLE in windows build.
macOS: Fixed issue with incorrect linking to OpenSSL, causing the application to freeze when reading credentials.
Bugfix: Touch credentials were not being selected correctly.
Bugfix: Steam credentials were incorrect when read from a YubiKey 4.
Version 4.1.0 (released 2017-04-10)
Added a optional system tray shortcut.
Sort credentials based on name.
Improved scrolling, keep scroll position when credentials are reloaded.
Bugfix: new passwords was always being cleared.
Removed custom coloring of progress bar, use system theming.
Version 4.0.1 (released 2017-03-27)
Bugfix: Follow color schemes better.
Removed some spacing thath caused the layout to be slightly off.
Improved focus switching between search bar and credentials.
Added keyboard shortcut (Ctrl/Cmd + F) for focus on the search bar.
Select the top credential during search.
Remember window location and dimensions between launches.
Add a Edit menu in the menu bar for credentials.
Improved error logging.
macOS: Close app with Cmd + W.
Windows installer: install Visual C++ redistributable packages if needed.
Version 4.0.0 (released 2017-03-20)
The UI has been completely rewritten, to allow us to use a more modern technology stack. All main functionality and concepts are kept the same.
CLI version has been removed from this project, the functionality is now found in the YubiKey Manager (ykman) tool.
Slot mode and CCID mode are now kept separated, choose which mode to use under "Settings".
Added keyboard shortcuts for copy code, generate code, delete credential, add credential and settings.
Added support for resetting all OATH credentials and password.
Version 3.1.0b (released 2016-12-16)
Fix crash on macOS related to how the application was built. New installer for macOS based on previous release.
Version 3.1.0 (released 2016-11-22)
Added a search bar for credentials.
Added support for adding SHA256 credentials in the GUI.
Smart card is now being disconnected when the application is hidden.
Bugfix: QR codes were sometimes not being parsed.
Version 3.0.1 (released 2016-06-13)
Don’t import OSX libs outside of OSX.
Packaging related fixes.
Version 3.0.0 (released 2016-06-09)
Added compatibility with Python 3 (Python 2 is still supported).
Added support for generating alphanumeric Steam authenticator codes for entries prefixed with "Steam:".
Added a confirmation dialog box when overwriting entries.
Added the capability to delete slot-based credentials.
UX enhancements: split up issuer and name; added larger OTP codes.
CLI was rewritten using the "click" library.
CLI gained a "gui" subcommand which launches the full GUI.
Binaries were renamed (yubioath → yubioath-gui, yubioath-cli → yubioath).
Version 2.3.0 (released 2015-11-20)
Re-schedule timer each time period based on system time to prevent Qt timer drift.
Clear password memory cache on minimize to prevent accidentally leaving the YubiKey unlocked unattended.
Support for credentials which require touch (YubiKey 4 only).
Version 2.2.1 (released 2015-08-20)
Bugfix release: Fix adding credentials via the UI.
Version 2.2.0 (released 2015-08-18)
Allow spaces in OATH keys.
Don’t crash if smartcard subsystem isn’t available.
Disable systray icon by default.
Added a flag to start the application minimized to the systray.
Added the ability to scan QR codes from the screen.
Version 2.1.1 (released 2015-07-02)
Added man pages.
Fixed bug with non-CCID YubiKeys not displaying slot-based credentials.
Windows installer/uninstaller checks for running instance, and closes it.
Version 2.1.0 (released 2015-06-26)
Added setting to kill scdaemon on show, to release the device (GUI only).
Added the ability to program standard YubiKeys with slot-based TOTP credentials.
Added functionality to the CLI for programming YubiKeys.
Added the reset command for wiping a device (CLI only).
Better handling of composite modes.
Support non-ascii characters in card reader names.
Version 2.0.2 (released 2015-06-16)
Minor packaging related fixes.
Version 2.0.1 (released 2015-06-16)
Minor fixes to platform specific quirks.
Version 2.0.0 (released 2015-06-15)
Supports all OATH-enabled YubiKeys, including YubiKey Standard.
New overhauled UI.