Finger print authentication

Registered by Gary Ekker on 2011-10-24

Improve finger print authentication in Ubuntu

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
James Ferguson
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Discussion items:
 - Upgrading fprint
 - Include fprint in main
 - Include fingerprint-GUI, install through additional drivers mechanism?

[mpt] If fingerprint authentication is to be useful as an alternative to password authentication, this would require changes at least to the login screen <https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/unity-greeter-q>, System Settings "User Accounts" panel, and PolicyKit.

[sladen] Ideally any control panel/greeter changes should be done with enough scope to integrate 2FA/other 1FA (Hardware token, camera facial recognition, Android-style touch unlock) methods at the same time.

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