The goal of the project is making fingerprint readers as easy as possible to use for secondary authentication.
See the use cases in the whiteboard.
- Name: Bastien Nocera
- Targeted release: Fedora 11
- Last updated: 2008-11-27
- Percentage of completion: 80% (some code available)
libusb1, and the required libfprint are available in rawhide (F-11). The authconfig patch to enable pam_fprintd
fprintd is being reviewed. It includes a pam plugin to not require a password for login. The authconfig patch to add fingerprint reader authentication is also in rawhide.
Enrollment support is being added to gnome-about-me.
Currently, using Fingerprint readers is a bit of a pain, and installing/using fprint and its pam module take more time than should ever be necessary.
Benefit to Fedora
Better Out-of-the-box experience for systems with fingerprint readers.
Better integration would mean
- Having a D-Bus service for handling reading/using the fingerprint reader.
- The PAM module uses the VerifyStart method provided over D-Bus to authenticate users, and will be added to the default configuration.
- gnome-about-me would use the EnrollStart method to write a new fingerprint data file for the specified user.
- gnome-screensaver would be able to use finger scans to unlock the desktop
- Any other dialog presented to the user for authentication would be able to use finger scans
- The create-user dialog in firstboot or its replacement could offer to enroll the new user
- Person installs a laptop/desktop system with a fingerprint-reader that's supported by fprint
- Person sets their fingerprint in gnome-about-me
- Person can log in using their fingerprint
- libfprint and libusb1
- authconfig support
- fprintd with pam module
Not installing the packages by default.