Bug 380221 - still have to specify user
Summary: still have to specify user
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thinkfinger
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Julian Sikorski
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-11-13 15:41 UTC by cje
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-13 15:58:43 UTC

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Description cje 2007-11-13 15:41:37 UTC
can we modify ... erm .. something, so that you don't have to specify the
username or the password?

at the moment in gdm i have to click on me and then swipe my finger.  i'd like
to just swipe my finger.

presumably, pam_thinkfinger would have to try the swipe against all the stored
prints.  i guess that has impacts on security and performance.  maybe it could
be configured to only test it against the <ten> most recently used fingers?

also, this requires individual modifications to each place where
username/password can be requested.  but just gdm would be a great place to start.

as much as i hate to mention Vista ... Vista does this.  ;-)

Comment 1 Julian Sikorski 2007-11-13 15:58:43 UTC
This is supposed to be worked on upstream eventually, but it requires reverse
engineering of the windows driver. Once upstream makes this work, I can assure I
will bring this to Fedora ASAP.

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