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openSUSE 11.1 Reference Guide
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32.0 Using the Fingerprint Reader

If your system includes a fingerprint reader, you can use biometric authentication in addition to standard authentication via login and password. After registering their fingerprint, users can log in to the system either by swiping a finger on the fingerprint reader or by typing in a password. openSUSE® supports most available fingerprint readers. For a list of supported devices, please refer to

If the hardware check detects the fingerprint reader integrated with your laptop (or connected to your system), the packages libfprint, pam_fp, and yast2-fingerprint-reader are automatically installed.

Currently, only one fingerprint per user can be registered. The user's fingerprint data is stored to /home/login/.fprint/.

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