[fprint] fprint authentication over ssh

Vasily Khoruzhick anarsoul at gmail.com
Sat Jul 12 04:52:11 PDT 2014

On 12 July 2014 15:35:33 Igor Gnatenko wrote:
> Hi,

Hi Igor,

> I have local laptop with finger scanner and have remote server.
> Can I login over ssh and authorize by fingerprint?

Short answer is "no, you can't".

PAM module works on remote machine, and nowadays fprintd expects a scanner to
be present on a machine where it's running.

But in theory, you could try usb over ip, but I'm not sure if it'll work 


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