Biometric + password authentication


  • Hi,

        Is there any solution available for windows 7 which uses Biometric & password authentication i.e., will use both at the same time, if any one of authentication mechanism is wrong or not provided, windows should not login.

    Friday, June 22, 2012 10:19 AM


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  • Friday, June 22, 2012 1:25 PM
  • People could log in Windows 7 with biometric authentication  or password, but not at the same time.


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    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 9:00 AM
  • Biometric system itself contain authentication (Username & Password). If you failed in biometric authentication process then windows will not let you login.

    • Edited by mtosysjewel Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:23 AM edit
    Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:22 AM
  • Are you thinking of biometric fingerprint sensor?

    There is software called Upek Biometric Sensor software for Windows 7. If your fingerprint does not work then it displays password dialog.

    I used this successfully on Win 7 since beta and it worked (reasonably) good.

    You may want to visit or you can alternatively search for Upek biometric software using your favourite search engine.

    Asus has face recognition that works only if I keep logging in from the same room (not working at all if I keep switching rooms, working from different locations etc)...

    (Upek is a third party solution - I believe there are generic MS drivers in Win 7 that I have not tested...yet) 


    • Edited by dr.dissector Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:35 AM
    Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:27 AM