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From http://reactivated.net/fprint/wiki/Pam_fprint
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''"pam_fprint is a simple PAM module which uses libfprint's fingerprint processing and verification functionality for authentication. In other words, instead of seeing a password prompt, you're asked to scan your fingerprint."''
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The idea is to use the built-in fingerprint reader in some notebooks for login using PAM. I will also explain how to use regular password for backup login method (solely fingerprint scanner is not recommended due to numerous reasons).
  
 
= Prerequesites =
 
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Background

From http://reactivated.net/fprint/wiki/Pam_fprint

"pam_fprint is a simple PAM module which uses libfprint's fingerprint processing and verification functionality for authentication. In other words, instead of seeing a password prompt, you're asked to scan your fingerprint."

The idea is to use the built-in fingerprint reader in some notebooks for login using PAM. I will also explain how to use regular password for backup login method (solely fingerprint scanner is not recommended due to numerous reasons).

Prerequesites

Installation

Configuration