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Fingerprint support on Linux

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Just bought a Lenovo laptop with a fingerprint reader that works great for logging in. I would love to be able to use it for Enpass!

Happy to be a beta tester or work with the engineers to develop the feature (I'm a programmer)

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Hey @d1900

Thanks for using Enpass and writing to us.

We really appreciate you for exploring the app and giving time in finding this valuable suggestion. The suggestion has been noted and forwarded to the development team for further consideration.

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Hello,

I'm using Xubuntu 18 (a distro based on Ubuntu with XFCE), and I'm interested by fingerprint reader too. A few reader are supported by linux, you may look at fprintf project:

https://fprint.freedesktop.org/

I'm looking for such USB reader, the only one that seems well suported is the Eikon mini USB:

https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/libfprint/libfprint/-/issues/260

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007P5J4H8

In parallel, I'm using for years a password keeper, first I used Keepass, an when I switched to Linux a year ago, I used KeepassXC.

For convenience, I would rather want to use a fingerprint reader instead of a password for unlock my password database, but KeepassXC doesn't allow it.

I looked for free alternative that can use a fingerprint reader to unlock database, but I didn't find it. Only Enpass seems to be native on linux and (?) can use a fingerprint reader.

So my question is:

Can Enpass is able to be used with a -working- fingerprint reader on linux ?

Usually I try to use free software in priority, but if Enpass works as I expect I'm ready to buy a perpetual licence ;)

Thanks a lot in advance.

 

Pascal

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