NAMEpam_thinkfinger - PAM module for fingerprint authentication through libthinkfinger
DESCRIPTIONThinkFinger is a driver for the UPEK/SGS Thomson Microelectronics fingerprint reader (USB ID 0483:2016). The device is being found either as a standalone USB device, built into USB keyboards or built into laptops (mostly Dell, IBM/Lenovo and Toshiba). pam_thinkfinger is the PAM module responsible for fingerprint authentication through libthinkfinger. The module does only trigger for users which have deposited their fingerprint in the /etc/pam_thinkfinger folder.
OPTIONSdebug Turns on debugging via syslog(3)
REQUIREMENTSIn order to use the the PAM module pam_thinkfinger, your Linux kernel has to be compiled with uinput support (CONFIG_INPUT_UINPUT). The location of the uinput interface depends on your distribution. To ensure that your system is properly set up, one of the following interfaces has to exist: /dev/input/uinput /dev/misc/uinput /dev/uinput If the interface is not there, run: $ modprobe uinput Ask the maintainers of your distribution to automatically load the module.
FILES/etc/pam_thinkfinger The default folder where the fingerprint for login users are stored /lib/security The default folder for PAM modules
EXAMPLESAdd the following line to /etc/pam.d/common-auth: sufficient auth pam_thinkfinger.so To enable debugging support via syslog(3), add the following line to /etc/pam.d/common-auth: sufficient auth pam_thinkfinger.so debug
BUGSPlease report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
SEE ALSOtf-tool(1), pam(8) //thinkfinger.sourceforge.net/
AUTHORSThinkFinger was written by Timo Hoenig <email@example.com> and Pavel Machek <firstname.lastname@example.org> and is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). This manual page was written by Luca Capello <email@example.com>. Additions by Jose Plans. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Feb 27, 2007 PAM_THINKFINGER(8)