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Fingerprint GUI

Fingerprint GUI is a set of GUI tools for the use of fingerprint scanners on Linux systems. It enables the recording and checking of fingerprints of users and allows login and authentication of users by their fingerprint through its PAM module. An additional "fingerprintIdentifier" application can be used for customized (shell) scripts when users have to be identified or authenticated by their fingerprints. The system is based on device drivers from the "libfprint" project.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  15 May 2013 17:08

    Release Notes: This is a maintenance release for running on Ubuntu up to version 13.04 (Raring) with some minor bugfixes and improvements.

    •  13 Mar 2012 17:31

      Release Notes: This is a maintenance release for running on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) beta1 with some minor bugfixes.

      •  08 Dec 2011 14:01

        Release Notes: Some bugfixes and workarounds for running on Lubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 11.10 have been applied: Fingerprint-polkit-agent didn't start on Lubuntu 11.10, there was no fingerprint login on a secure tty on Ubuntu 11.10, the X server didn't restart on logout on Ubuntu 11.10, and an error message didn't show up when a user's homedir was encrypted and fingerprint login was without password.

        •  23 Oct 2011 15:25

          Release Notes: A segfault in the fingerprint polkit agent appearing after a random number of lock/unlock cycles has been fixed.

          •  21 Oct 2011 19:22

            Release Notes: For running on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric), a workaround for bug #862559 (lightdm) and some minor bugfixes have been applied.


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