Full support of Linux will be addressed in a future release. I check the version of libfprint0 and I discovered it was 0. This page was last modified on 6 May , at They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. Iger Andrea Jung Authentec linux D.

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Summary Users should be able to use Fingerprint readers for authenticating themselves, using the BioAPI framework, for example for login or sudo. Notify me of linix posts by email. However, it’s not all good news: Various models since then have had this feature, actually implemented with a number of different devices, all of which appear on the USB bus. As I am fan of this technology I tried few times to reverse engineer its windows drivers.

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Linux support for AES devices is not yet available. Various models since then have had this feature, actually implemented authentec linux a number of different devices, all of which appear on the USB bus.


If a hardware manufacturer won’t allow you to use their hardware with any software you choose – guess what; it’s not your hardware. I will make a note to let you know once we come to a conclusion and will be ready to move forward. Some are just scanners, others do the recognition in the device itself. Authsntec more about the various models of reader on the libfprint wiki.

Partners Support Community Ubuntu. Now, I know that fingerprint readers can easily be defeated by jelly-babiesbut it annoys me when something doesn’t work. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

Also, it seems easier than bioapi. I contacted them too, after I read this page and because I will buy a Lenovo N soon.

This page was last modified on 6 Mayat But based on the increasing number of requests we are currently considering to release the technical specification to the Linux community to be able to integrate selected AES sensor devices to the Open Source projects.

The manufacturer of the fingerprint reader has a great developer communityso I contacted them. Be aware this PPA includes non-free software as indicated in the About page of the project. I realise that Linux is currently a niche OS authentsc but lack of open software support is a serious omission from any hardware manufacturer.



Debian effort to provide fingerprint support: Iger Andrea Jung Authentec linux D. If I can help somehow, for example testing sth. Problem is, that communication between OS and device is encrypted. Gerard Klaver is working on a driver for Authentec fingerprint readers, see his page. It is known, that finger print readers can be easily tricked, with faked finger prints, that were taken from surfaces.

Linux support for the AuthenTec AES – Terence Eden’s Blog

Skip to content Every so often I find a device which – inexplicably – doesn’t include Linux support. Remember, using fingerprints for authentication is much similar to having a password which is written on anything you touch.

Linux support for AES devices is not yet authnetec. Basically, some parts might not be exportable from the United States.