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Am reviewing the posibilities of using biometric authentication to logon locally on MacBooks, instead of using the default username/password combination.

Have found something on the forum here regarding PKCS11, but that is a dead-end.

Looked on the net and there is very little info available on what exactly the opportunities are for using biometrics on OS X 10.5.8 and higher.
With biometrics I mean a fingerprint ( or finger swipe ) on a USB powered fingerprint reader.

Are there any members who have experience with this or someone can point me in the right direction for more info ?

Much appreciated.

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Thanks , I will keep a close eye on this and once they are out of beta, i will pilot this solution.

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