[Ubuntu-be] Fingerprint authentication
alexficelle.pub at gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 22:45:02 BST 2007
> On Saturday 18 August 2007 20:42:35 Koen Thomeer wrote:
>> Has someone experience with fingerprint authentication and (Ubuntu)
Michael Anckaert a e'crit :
> What do you mean with fingerprint authentication?
> I authenticate on my workstations with a smartcard (Openpgp keys) if that's
> what you mean?
I believe he is talking about something else. You swipe a finger on a
fingerprint reader and the computer authenticates you.
This is used for laptops in the company I work for at the moment. You
need to swipe a finger for the computer to boot up. If your fingerprint
is recognized, it will start the computer and automatically open your
session in the operating system. I have seen this on IBM ThinkPad
laptops with the Lenovo ThinkVantage Fingerprint software on Microsoft
Reading fingerprints as a mean of authentication is also used for other
things. I have heard about external hard drives using biometric
information to allow access to their contents, for example. But I have
personally no experience with fingerprint authentication in Linux, sorry.
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