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PAM_THINKFINGER

PAM_THINKFINGER

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: Feb 27, 2007
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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)

http://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).


 

Index

NAME
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
REQUIREMENTS
FILES
EXAMPLES
BUGS
SEE ALSO
AUTHORS

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