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Original author(s) Daniel Drake (dsd)
Developer(s) Bastien Nocera
Initial release 2007
Stable release 0.5.0 / December 3, 2012; 19 months ago (2012-12-03)
Development status Active development
Written in C
Operating system Any supported by libusb
Type Biometric software
License LGPL 2.1
Website [1]

fprint (libfprint) is an open-source project to develop a library for the consumer fingerprint reader devices.

It aims to provide a single API to Software developers for several devices.

Currently supports following hardware:

  1. UPEK TouchStrip, TouchChip, EikonTouch 300, EikonMini
  2. DigitalPersona / Microsoft devices
  3. AuthenTec AES1610, AES1660, AES2501, AES2550, AES2660, AES2810, AES4000
  4. SecuGen FDU 2000
  5. Veridicom 5thSense
  6. Validity Inc. VFS101, VFS301

Several more are in active development.

It was included in Fedora 11 official release with a corresponding PAM module for a better out-of-box experience.

fprint-demo is a small GTK+-based front-end for libfprint.[1]


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