I have a: MacBookPro 16" OS 12.3

and I have a "YubiKey 5C Nano".

each time my device goes to sleep the key stops responding, and disconnecting + reconnecting is a hassle

found similar issues:

asked on a GH repo and got turned down:

any help + debugging this would be highly appreciated :)

  • Having the same issue on a Mac Studio running MacOS 14.4.1. Have you been able to find a solution to this? I noticed that running the YubiKey Manager software, will make the device to work again without unplugging and reconnecting it.
    – Gotenks
    Mar 29 at 13:30

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The suggestion you got on GitHub is probably the easiest way to go for a quick fix: I.e. add a supported USB hub to the system, plug the YubiKey in the USB hub - and if your problem hasn't gone away already, you can use uhubctl to restart the YubiKey.

Apart from that, I would contact YubiKey support and let them know you have this issue with their product.

  • this might be ok, but sadly I do not have a usb hub that allows me to operate the yubikey. if we have a better way of doing this it'll be great Mar 28, 2022 at 11:29
  • I'm not sure what you mean by "usb hub that allows me to operate the yubikey" - I just wanted to be sure that you know that any USB hub should allow you to use a YubiKey. They do not have any special requirements in terms of USB hubs.
    – jksoegaard
    Mar 28, 2022 at 11:40

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