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pam_thinkfinger: PAM module for fingerprint authentication through libthinkfinger

NAME

pam_thinkfinger - PAM module for fingerprint authentication through libthinkfinger

DESCRIPTION

ThinkFinger 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.
OPTIONS
debug Turns on debugging via syslog(3)
REQUIREMENTS
In 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

EXAMPLES

Add 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

BUGS

Please report bugs to <thinkfinger-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>.

SEE ALSO

tf-tool(1), pam(8) //thinkfinger.sourceforge.net/
AUTHORS
ThinkFinger was written by Timo Hoenig <thoenig@suse.de> and Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz> and is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). This manual page was written by Luca Capello <luca@pca.it>. 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)
 
 
 

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