How to use OnlyKey with VMware and Virtualbox

Virtual Machine Support

OnlyKey is supported on Virtual Machines in the same way as USB keyboards (USB HID).

VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion Support

  • With the VM shut down, open the .vmx file in a text editor
  • Add this line to the .vmx file and save
    usb.generic.allowHID = "TRUE"
    usb.generic.allowLastHID = "TRUE"
  • Restart the VM and now you will be able to connect OnlyKey to the VM

VirtualBox Support

  • Go to Devices -> USB

Or to have OnlyKey automatically connect to the VM whenever the VM is powered on

  • Go to Devices -> USB -> USB Settings
  • Select the add button (Green Plus)
  • Remove and reinsert OnlyKey to connect it to the VM
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