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Fingerprint authentication

login using fingerprint reader

Packages needed are: fprintd, libpam-fprintd and if you want to test your reader, there is a GUI program fprint_demo.

First run fprintd-enroll, by default right index finger is read, if you want use other finger, there is -f option, man fprintd.

Finger is read five times. To check, use fprintd-verify.

Next time login, lightdm after username asks you to read your fingerprint. Be ready, timeout by default is quite short. You can repeat step if needed. Password login is also possible, if your fingerprint is not recognized.

If you have sudo configured, it will too ask fingerprint first, and if it fails, then password.

See also

CategoryPortal | CategorySystemAdministration | CategorySystemSecurity