Fingerprint Authentication

Alin-Adrian Anton aanton at
Fri May 5 11:24:30 UTC 2006

Fredrik Lindberg wrote:

 > The driver should work fine locally. But using it remote (via ssh etc)
 > is probably a no-go because verification of the fingerprint records 
are done by UPEKs driver at the hardware level.
 > The only way as I see it (to even make it possible with UPEKs driver)
 > is to have a reader at both the remote machine and the client machine
 > and then capture a BioAPI record at the client machine and have the 
server verify it. But that involves transferring the record in a secure
 > way to the server.

Or simply have a reader on client side, which if correctly 
authentificated will issue public-key auth with the server, or sort of.. 
:) Not really BioAPI auth, but it enables the user to do remote logins 
by putting the finger on the reader..

Alin-Adrian Anton
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