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Use bio-metrics to send unique PIN

Hi! I'm looking for a software that can take biometric scans and assign a unique pin to each registered fingerprint. For instance, if I go to www.example.com I can currently sign in simply by typing 12345 and hitting enter. Instead, I want to use the biometric scanner to send that 5 digit number and the enter key.

Is this possible, and does anyone know of a good software to make this happen?

OS: Windows 10 1809

Post was last edited on January 31, 2019 12:33 PM PST

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Re: biometrics

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Most websites I login to require a username (or email address) and a password. But that's different for each website. So your biometric scanner should be integrated in the browser, so it 'knows' what site you visit, what username to enter and what password to enter after checking your fingerprint. And, moreover, it's usually not enter but a click on some (language-dependent) login-button.
And, of course, it should be linked to a biometric device (like fingerprint, iris-scanner or face recognition, like a smartphone has).

https://www.google.com/search?q=browser+biometric+authentication shows the current situation and trends.

But this is not a Windows 10 question. I'll ask the forum manager to move this to the Browsers forum.

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I'm going with no.

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What you asked for does NOT match what we covered in biometrics years ago. All biometrics are used not to identify the user but to verify the user is who they say they are. Since you are breaking the model I have to write no, you won't find such today.

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