This C++ written software provides a POSIX-compatible fingerprint GUI (Graphical User Interface) for Linux operating systems, allowing users to easily use fingerprint devices with their favorite distribution.
Fingerprint GUI is comprised of a collection of graphical utilities that ease the use of fingerprint scanners on Linux-based operating systems, enabling the recording, as well as checking of fingerprints of users.
It can be used to login into your Linux system, as well as an authentication system through its PAM module. Also included in this project, is an application called "fingerprintIdentifier," which can be used for identification and authentication of custom shell scripts.
Supports a wide variety of fingerprint readers
Fingerprint GUI was tested with many built-In UPEK fingerprint readers, as well as with the AuthenTec AES2501A, AuthenTec AES1660, and the Microsoft fingerprint reader. It is supported on both 32-bit and 64-bit computers.
It is compatible with GNOME, Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and LXDE desktop environments. Please note that in KDE environments, the "Fingerprint PAM" does not work for login and unlocking of the kscreensaver program, due to a bug in the KDM and kscreensaver programs, on some systems.
Getting started with Fingerprint GUI
To use the application, you will have first download the latest version from Softpedia, save the archive somewhere on your computer, extract it with the default archive manager of your GNU/Linux distribution, open a terminal emulator app and navigate to the location of the extracted archive files using the ‘cd’ command (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/fingerprint-gui-1.06).
Then, run the ‘qmake-qt4’ command to configure the project, followed by the ‘make’ command to compile it. After a successful compilation, you must execute the ‘make install’ command as root or the ‘sudo make install’ command as a privileged user to install Fingerprint GUI system wide and make it available to all users.