From Fedora Project Wiki

See Features/Fingerprint for a related feature page.

Use cases

  • User wants to use the fingerprint reader, and enroll his fingerprints, or remove some fingerprints from the database
  • Administrator wants to enroll fingerprints for a particular user, or remove fingerprints for a particular user
  • Laptop/desktop authentication:
    • Check for fingerprint devices
    • Check whether a particular user has any fingerprints enrolled
    • Verify a fingerprint for a particular user, or, if the device supports it, verify that the fingerprint matches against any of the fingerprints enrolled
  • Point Of Sale authentication (in a bar, the fingerprint reader is used to see who accesses a particular point of sale/till, in place of PIN code authentication and/or tokens):
    • Given a list of users, verify which one has scanned their finger