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Yubikey PIV Manager (Install)


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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 7/7/2017.

Graphical application for configuring a PIV-enabled YubiKey.


What Is PIV?

PIV, or FIPS 201, is a US government standard. It enables RSA or ECC sign/encrypt operations using a private key stored on a smartcard (such as the YubiKey NEO), through common interfaces like PKCS#11.

You can read more about the PIV standards here:

PIV is primarily used for non-web applications. It has built-in support under Windows, and can be used on OS X and Linux via the OpenSC project.

To install Yubikey PIV Manager (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install yubikey-piv-manager

To upgrade Yubikey PIV Manager (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade yubikey-piv-manager


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'yubikey-piv-manager'
    $url = ''
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageArgs = @{
        packageName    = $packageName
        softwareName   = 'yubikey piv manager*'
        fileType       = 'exe'
        silentArgs     = "/S"
        validExitCodes = @(0)
        url            = $url
        checksum       = 'fd6f3ef1497c065731f4c7dd270f99aebaba78ac63be71d62e8a9ec073b7de90'
        checksumType   = 'sha256'
        destination    = $toolsDir
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs 
    # add start menu shortcuts
    if (Get-OSArchitectureWidth -eq "64") {
        $targetPath = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Yubico\YubiKey PIV Manager"
    else {
        $targetPath = "C:\Program Files\Yubico\YubiKey PIV Manager"
    $menuPath = (Join-Path -Path $env:APPDATA -ChildPath "Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Yubico\Yubikey PIV Manager")
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
        -ShortcutFilePath (Join-Path -Path $menuPath -ChildPath "Yubikey PIV Manager.lnk") `
        -TargetPath (Join-Path -Path $targetPath -ChildPath "pivman.exe")
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
        -ShortcutFilePath (Join-Path -Path $menuPath -ChildPath "Uninstall PIV Manager.lnk") `
        -TargetPath (Join-Path -Path $targetPath -ChildPath "uninstall.exe")
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      softwareName  = 'yubikey piv manager*'
      fileType      = 'exe'
      silentArgs    = "/S"
      validExitCodes= @(0)
    $uninstalled = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey @packageArgs
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % { 
        $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
          $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
          $packageArgs['file'] = ''
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$env:ChocolateyPackageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}
    # Remove shortcust created at install
    $menuPath = (Join-Path -Path $env:APPDATA -ChildPath "Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Yubico\Yubikey PIV Manager")
    Remove-Item $menuPath -Force -Recurse

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Yubico


2017 Yubico


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