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Fingerprint credential

If there is a fingerprint reader or ten print scanner built into or connected to your computer, you can enroll and manage your fingerprints. Select the Fingerprints tile to display the Fingerprints page, where you can enroll your fingerprints credential.

The process of enrolling your fingerprints is slightly different depending on whether you are using a single print fingerprint reader, or a ten-print fingerprint scanner such as one of the Crossmatch Guardian products. See the following two sections for descriptions of the steps for each of the hardware devices.

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Enrolling fingerprints with a fingerprint reader

To enroll your fingerprints or manage your fingerprints credential

  1. In the DigitalPersona Console, select Credential Manager, and then choose ADD or CHANGE on the Fingerprints tile to display the Fingerprints page.
    • The CHANGE button displays on the Fingerprints tile after the first fingerprint has been enrolled andsaved.
    • The Delete all finger prints button displays on the Finger prints page after at least one finger print has been enrolled. Use this button to delete all fingerprints for the logged onuser.
  2. The Finger prints page displays an outline of two Fingers that have been previously enrolled are highlighted.
    image dpclient13 Fingerprint credential

    • To enroll a fingerprint, click the image of any finger not previously enrolled.
    • To delete a single previously enrolled fingerprint, click a highlighted finger on the outline. Then confirm the deletion and click Save to return to the Credential Manager page.
    • To delete all fingerprints for this user, click Delete all fingerprints. Then confirm the deletion.
  3. After selecting a finger to enroll, you are prompted to scan the finger until its fingerprint is successfully enrolled. Index or middle fingers are preferable.
    image dpclient14 Fingerprint credential
  4. When enrollment is complete, the Fingerprints page redisplays with the enrolled finger highlighted.
  5. Click Save. If any fingerprint being enrolled during this session, prior to clicking Save, is found to be a duplicate of an existing fingerprint for another user, the other user’s matched fingerprint will be deleted and the current user’s pending fingerprints will not be saved. An error message will display: The fingerprint cannot be enrolled. Contact your administrator for more information.Note that fingerprint enrollment is not complete until you click Save. If you leave the computer inactive for a while without clicking Save, or close the program, any changes will not be saved.

    WARNING: Users should never enroll the same finger under multiple Windows accounts. Doing so will cause the finger to be rejected as a valid credential in any Windows account where it has been enrolled.

Enrolling fingerprints with a ten print scanner

For a list of supported ten print scanners, see the readme.txt file included with this software package. Additional files may need to be installed before use.

The ten print scanner captures fingerprints in three segments, often described as 4-4-2, that is: four fingers of the left hand, four fingers of the right hand, and the two thumbs together.

  1. Click the Fingerprints tile to display the Fingerprints pages.
  2. Select which segment to enroll. In the displayed image, choose the left hand, right hand or thumbs.
    image dpclient15 1 1 Fingerprint credential image dpclient15 2 Fingerprint credential image dpclient15 3 Fingerprint credential
  3. Scan the selected fingers or thumbs as many times as requested to enroll them. If the user is missing any fingers, click the associated finger in the image near the top of the page.
    image dpclient16 Fingerprint credential
  4. Each successful enrollment will result in one of the scan numbers turning blue.image dpclient17 Fingerprint credential
  5. When enrollment of the segment is complete, the screen shows the fingerprint segment in blue.
    image dpclient18 Fingerprint credential
  6. Select another segment until the fingerprints of both hands and thumbs have been captured.
  7. Click Save. If any fingerprint being enrolled during this session, prior to clicking Save, is found to be a duplicate of an existing fingerprint for another user, the other user’s matched fingerprint will be deleted and the current user’s pending fingerprints will not be saved. An error message will display: The fingerprint cannot be enrolled. Contact your administrator for more information.

Note that fingerprint enrollment is not complete until you click Save. If you leave the computer inactive for a while without clicking Save, or close the program, any changes will not be saved.

To delete a partial fingerprint segment

  1. Select a previously enrolled segment.
  2. Then confirm the deletion.

To delete the entire fingerprint credential

  1. Once the credential has been enrolled, a Delete button is added to its tile.
  2. Click Delete on the tile and then Delete again to confirm the deletion.

Authentication
To authenticate with the ten-print scanner, use only a single finger or thumb and use only the front half of the scanner screen to scan the fingerprint.