Section: Maintenance Commands (8)Updated: Feb 27, 2007Local indexUp
pam_thinkfinger - PAM module for fingerprint authentication through
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).
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.
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:
If the interface is not there, run:
$ modprobe uinput
Ask the maintainers of your distribution to automatically load the module.
The default folder where the fingerprint for login users are stored
The default folder for PAM modules
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:
ThinkFinger 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).