#1820 Biometric Login ??

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2014-09-27
2014-01-29
Ross
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Hi, Is it possible to add feature to Login using biometric fingerprint for those of us with fingerprint scanner ?

Thank-you

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  • Paul

    Paul - 2014-01-29

    I used to use a fingerprint scanner that would then type the password into KeePass. To have one fully integrated would require someone writes a plug-in and that is unlikely to be the developer as it would probably only work on one type of biometric device.

    cheers, Paul

     
  • Ross

    Ross - 2014-01-29

    Hi, thanks for the reply. Any idea of how you did it before ? It would make logging in really hassle free. I'm on windows 8.1 and I use AuthenTec Truesuite to log me in using my fingerprint when windows starts.

    Thanks

     
  • Paul

    Paul - 2014-01-30

    I don't know your program, but if it can type a password into another program you can use it to enter the KeePass master password.

    cheers, Paul

     
  • Ross

    Ross - 2014-01-30

    Unfortunately it cannot, do you know of software that can ?

    Thanks

     
  • Paul

    Paul - 2014-01-30

    Can it open an encrypted file? If so you could use it as a key file - make sure you have a backup of the key file.

    cheers, Paul

     
  • Ross

    Ross - 2014-01-30

    No, I think the version I have can only log me in when windows starts. It would be cool if Keepass could somehow make use of the generic biometric fingerprint driver in device manager. Also my password for Keepass I made deliberately different to my windows password so even if my software could 'fill-in' the password it wouldn't be quite as secure as what I'd want.

     
  • Mark

    Mark - 2014-04-29

    My personal laptop (HP, Simplepass by Authen Tec) does fill in the Keepass password using its fingerprint reader. My work laptop (Lenovo, Thinkvantage ) does not unless I pay for a better version. It depends on the fingerprint reader driver and if you can set it up to automatically enter passwords for software dialogues. My HP laptop will even start the keepass software if I scan my finger print once windows is running.

    Personally I am quite happy I am forced to type it now and again because when using a finger print reader long term its easy to forget passwords.

     
    Last edit: Mark 2014-04-29
  • Michael McLeod

    Michael McLeod - 2014-05-17

    Mark I have an HP Envy, Product name: HP ENVY TS 15 Notebook PC Product number: E3S23UA#ABA.
    Can you share with me how you got simple pass to log into Keepass? I asked HP but Ha Ha they are to dumb to answer the question.
    Michael

     
  • Mark

    Mark - 2014-05-17

    First you will need to be sure Simple Pass is installed
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?cc=uk&lc=en&softwareitem=ob-82068-1 .... at your own risk of course..its best if you find for yourself the correct version for your laptop.

    Simple pass can be set to launch Keepass by scanning a finger. This done using Quick Actions found under fingerprints in the software.

    Once keepass or any other screen requiring login is launched the software recognises the login and a icon pops up next to the login giving a chance to add it to the password manager, or you can go to the software direct and add the password in the password manager section. If the password is already stored in Simple Pass then just scan a finger and when recognised it will automatically enter the login details for the login. This works for many types of logins for programs other restrictions on my laptop. Its not for internet logins.

     
    Last edit: Mark 2014-05-17
    • Michael McLeod

      Michael McLeod - 2014-05-17

      Mine is installed but it is version 7. Supposedly the current version is 8
      but I'm not sure if I should try to switch to version 6 (the one you
      suggest) or go to 8. I'm note even certain if I can actually do it with my
      hardware, which is the validity sensor.
      Michael

      On Sat, May 17, 2014 at 5:21 AM, Mark m4rkym4rky@users.sf.net wrote:

      First you will need to be sure Simple Pass is installed

      http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?cc=uk&lc=en&softwareitem=ob-82068-1.... at your own risk of course...

      Simple pass can be set to launch Keepass by scanning a finger. This done
      using Quick Actions found under fingerprints in the software.

      Once keepass or any other screen requiring login is launched the software
      recognises the login and a icon pops up next to the login giving a chance
      to add it to the password manager, or you can go to the software direct and
      add the password in the password manager section.


      Status: open
      Group: KeePass
      Created: Wed Jan 29, 2014 01:22 PM UTC by Ross
      Last Updated: Sat May 17, 2014 04:14 AM UTC
      Owner: nobody

      Hi, Is it possible to add feature to Login using biometric fingerprint for
      those of us with fingerprint scanner ?

      Thank-you

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  • Link

    Link - 2014-09-25

    Lastpass supports fingerprint scanning.

    Windows 8 has standardized fingerprint scanning btw, you don't need simplepass, or truesuite, or any of that crap. You register your fingerprints within windows itself, and any program can use the biometrics API. Lastpass uses this API- this means you don't register your fingerprints in lastpass, lastpass uses windows to verify the scan.

     
  • Paul

    Paul - 2014-09-25

    The downside of using true biometric access is you will not be able to use your database on another device and if your PC packs up you will be without your database until you can rebuild and restore your biometric data. Using a biometric device to enter your master password is the best option.

    cheers, Paul

     
    • Michael McLeod

      Michael McLeod - 2014-09-25

      Can you post specific directions to setup your fingerprint scanner on win
      8.1 to work with keepass?
      Michael

      On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 12:24 PM, Paul pail459@users.sf.net wrote:

      The downside of using true biometric access is you will not be able to use
      your database on another device and if your PC packs up you will be without
      your database until you can rebuild and restore your biometric data. Using
      a biometric device to enter your master password is the best option.

      cheers, Paul

      Status: open
      Group: KeePass
      Created: Wed Jan 29, 2014 01:22 PM UTC by Ross
      Last Updated: Thu Sep 25, 2014 07:06 AM UTC
      Owner: nobody

      Hi, Is it possible to add feature to Login using biometric fingerprint for
      those of us with fingerprint scanner ?

      Thank-you

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    • Link

      Link - 2014-09-26

      That's what lastpass does. Your fingerprint isn't the key, or if it is it's just one of several different forms of validation. Not sure how they have it programmed but you certainly can still opt to type in the master password instead.

      Michael I'm afraid I don't have any solutions for how to get it to work with keepass. Windows 8's support is internal and only extends to API access- programs must support it, it does not support random programs.

       
      • Michael McLeod

        Michael McLeod - 2014-09-26

        That's what I thought. The only things that "lastpass" program works with
        is Windows itself and ie. It's mostly a useless program so I just deleted
        it and removed the driver for the fingerprint reader. Really stupid, But
        that's HP for you.
        Michael

        On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:04 AM, Link link68759@users.sf.net wrote:

        That's what lastpass does. Your fingerprint isn't the key, or if it is
        it's just one of several different forms of validation. Not sure how they
        have it programmed but you certainly can still opt to type in the master
        password instead.

        Michael I'm afraid I don't have any solutions for how to get it to work
        with keepass. Windows 8's support is internal and only extends to API
        access- programs must support it, it does not support random programs.


        Status: open
        Group: KeePass
        Created: Wed Jan 29, 2014 01:22 PM UTC by Ross
        Last Updated: Thu Sep 25, 2014 04:24 PM UTC
        Owner: nobody

        Hi, Is it possible to add feature to Login using biometric fingerprint for
        those of us with fingerprint scanner ?

        Thank-you

        Sent from sourceforge.net because you indicated interest in
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        • Link

          Link - 2014-09-27

          ...There seems to be some confusion still. lastpass is a program similar to keepass that happens to support fingerprint scanning under Windows, but it is cross platform.

          simplepass is HP's fingerprint management software, that I believe was abandoned many years ago. If you have 8.1 chances are your fingerprint scanner will just grab a driver from winupdate. Search the start screen in windows for "Set up fingerprint sign-in", and register your fingerprint there to enable logging into windows with your fingerprint, and also allow other applications (for example lastpass) to utilize your biometric data.

           
          Last edit: Link 2014-09-27
          • Michael McLeod

            Michael McLeod - 2014-09-27

            You are correct I had the 2 confused, but HP is still using "Simple Pass"
            as that is what came with my computer and it is new a few months ago. Just
            for my interest, would "lastpass" replace "keepass" or work with it to log
            into keepass. Using the fingerprint scanner would be easier if it works,
            but I really like Keepass and don't want to switch. And I do have win 8.1.
            so I guess I could make the fingerprint scanner work with other programs.
            Would it work with most and also internet websites?
            Michael

            On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 9:29 PM, Link link68759@users.sf.net wrote:

            ...There seems to be some confusion still. lastpass is a program similar
            to keepass that happens to support fingerprint scanning under Windows, but
            it is cross platform.

            simplepass is HP's fingerprint management software, that I believe was
            abandoned many years ago. If you have 8.1 chances are your fingerprint
            scanner will just grab a driver from winupdate. Search the start screen in
            windows for "Set up fingerprint sign-in", and register your fingerprint
            there to enable logging into windows with your fingerprint, and also other
            applications, for example lastpass to utilize your biometric data.


            Status: open
            Group: KeePass
            Created: Wed Jan 29, 2014 01:22 PM UTC by Ross
            Last Updated: Thu Sep 25, 2014 04:24 PM UTC
            Owner: nobody

            Hi, Is it possible to add feature to Login using biometric fingerprint for
            those of us with fingerprint scanner ?

            Thank-you

            Sent from sourceforge.net because you indicated interest in
            https://sourceforge.net/p/keepass/feature-requests/1820/

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  • Paul

    Paul - 2014-09-27

    It seems you can use SimplePass to launch programs by manually editing the XML file. See the solution on the following thread. What does not seem possible is entering a password into an existing application unless it's a browser.
    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Systems-and-Software/HP-Simplepass-2011/td-p/1338291

    cheers, Paul

    p.s. when replying please remove the original text from your email as it clutters the posts.

     
  • Mark

    Mark - 2014-09-27

    As I said before on this thread. I am using Simplepass v5.2 and a Hp laptop with Keepass. I scan a finger to launch Keepass and then scan again to enter the password. It works.

    To set up the launch you drag the Keepass short cut to a finger shown in the Quick actions. Keepass recognises all logins not just websites. When a there is login request Keepass asks if you want to use a finger print. I do this with several applications.

     
    Last edit: Mark 2014-09-27
    • Michael McLeod

      Michael McLeod - 2014-09-27

      Mark, I'll give it a try. I had asked the HP tech support about how to
      use it with other programs but they said windows and ie only. But, I have
      found those people not smart enough to come in out of the rain. BTW Paul
      had asked to not send previous emails, I would be happy to comply but
      cannot figure out how to do it in Gmail.
      Michael

      On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 1:02 PM, Mark m4rkym4rky@users.sf.net wrote:

      As I said before on this thread. I am using Simplepass and a Hp laptop
      with Keepass. I scan a finger to launch Keepass and then scan again to
      enter the password. It works.

      To set up the launch you drag the Keepass short cut to a finger shown in
      the Quick actions. Keepass recognises all logins not just websites. When a
      there is login request Keepass asks if you want to use a finger print. I do
      this with several applications.


      Status: open
      Group: KeePass
      Created: Wed Jan 29, 2014 01:22 PM UTC by Ross
      Last Updated: Sat Sep 27, 2014 03:01 PM UTC
      Owner: nobody

      Hi, Is it possible to add feature to Login using biometric fingerprint for
      those of us with fingerprint scanner ?

      Thank-you

      Sent from sourceforge.net because you indicated interest in
      https://sourceforge.net/p/keepass/feature-requests/1820/

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      • Mark

        Mark - 2014-09-27

        Which version do have? I read that there are some cut down versions. I have two versions of Simplepass to install if you want to try. sp52354.exe and sp55909.exe. Not sure which exe I have installed but the program says its 5.20.233a

         
        • Michael McLeod

          Michael McLeod - 2014-09-27

          Mark, right now I do not have it installed, but I can get it installed
          easily with the HP support assistant and see what version it installs.
          However, at the moment I'm in an RV park near Akron OH where our Son just
          ran a marathon. The WiFi here is crap with a download speed of .5 meg! So
          I'll have to wait until tomorrow or Monday when I'm home before I can do
          anything. So many of these RV parks say they have WiFi with awful speeds.
          I try to get some information about their WiFi speed before I reserve a
          spot, but so many of them act brain dead when you ask that question. They
          say "I don't know" and I tell them it's easy to find out, just go to
          speedtest.com, some say I don't know how to do that. I only need 1.5 to 2
          meg to connect with my dish receiver at home which isn't very fast by any
          means but many of them don't even meet that. Anyway I give what you say a
          shot and post back
          Michael

          On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 2:13 PM, Mark m4rkym4rky@users.sf.net wrote:

          Which version do have? I read that there are some cut down versions. I
          have two versions of Simplepass to install if you want to try. sp52354.exe
          and sp55909.exe. Not sure which exe I have installed but the program says
          its 5.20.233a


          Status: open
          Group: KeePass
          Created: Wed Jan 29, 2014 01:22 PM UTC by Ross
          Last Updated: Sat Sep 27, 2014 05:02 PM UTC
          Owner: nobody

          Hi, Is it possible to add feature to Login using biometric fingerprint for
          those of us with fingerprint scanner ?

          Thank-you

          Sent from sourceforge.net because you indicated interest in
          https://sourceforge.net/p/keepass/feature-requests/1820/

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