Adding MIRkey security keys to a DropBox account

Last updated 2019-06-14

From a security perspective, using a security key rather than a TOTP code generated by an Authenticator App (aka “2FA”) is a step up. While a TOTP code may be intercepted as part of a phishing attack, this is not possible with a security key

In this how-to we will show you how to add a MIRkey security key as a second factor for DropBox.

Watch the video or follow the instructions below.

  1. Open your DropBox security settings, scroll down and click on the “Edit” button next to Security Keys.

    DropBox security settings

  2. Click on “Add new key” in the opened dialog box.

    DropBox add security key

  3. Follow the instructions to add a new key. Click on “Begin setup” DropBox add key

  4. Insert the MIRkey and click on “Key inserted”

    DropBox add key
    Press the button on your MIRkey when prompted.

  5. Select a name to uniquely identify the key - we recommend you use the last 2 digits of the serial number printed on the device and click “Add”

    DropBox add key

    Your key is now registered.

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