How to set thinkfinger auth with failures ignored?

Asked by John Pye on 2009-01-06

Hi there

I have set up thinkfinger PAM authentication using Jon Oberheide's package (see https://launchpad.net/~jon-oberheide/+archive). It is all working quite well, except that I am getting quite a lot of false negatives when I attempt to log in with fingerprint using GDM. This requires that each time that happens, I must re-enter my username.

Is there any way that I can configure PAM so that each time thinkfinger reports a wrong finger scan (i.e. scan OK, fingers don't match) it instead allows me to scan again, without registering a failure?

Cheers
JP

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John Pye
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2009-01-09
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2009-01-09
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John Pye (jdpipe) said : #1

Problem seems to have gone away after a restart or two. Previously had fprint installed, but this didn't work. Thinkfinger seems to work much better.