Bug 490332

Summary: Offer password auth in addition to fingerprint auth
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Michael Monreal <michael.monreal+bugs>
Component: gdmAssignee: jmccann
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Michael Monreal 2009-03-15 08:55:24 EDT
Right now if you enable fingerprint auth you lose the ability to use your password to authenticate. OpenSUSE offers both at the same time ("Swipe finger or type password") which is very nice.

This is more than a matter of taste. Sometimes it's just better to use the password (in GDM for example, because the fp reader can't unlock the gnome-keyring yet) but unlocking the screensaver later would be nice with finger print.
Comment 1 Michael Monreal 2009-03-15 09:42:15 EDT
Found that this is actually already being worked on... in bug 475810.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 475810 ***