Using a fingerprint reader for Enum authorization

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At present, there are many types of fingerprint readers: external ones (USB devices) and internal ones (built in to notebooks, keyboards, and mice). Refer to the list of supported devices (in Russian).

To look at how to use a fingerprint reader, we will use the Eikon scanner as an example. This USB-equipped biometric fingerprint reader allows recognizing papillary lines on fingers, then converting them into a unique code used as a universal means of authorization. The small dimensions of the device - 3.2 x 8.3 cm - allow this accessary to easily fit in a notebook sleeve.

The device can be bought at the following Internet store for readers, including delivery.

} Installing drivers and Enum client
* download and install drivers from the manufacturer's website
* download and install Enum.Client (or a new version of GAUS.Client
* connect the fingerprint reader to a USB port.

On some notebook models with Windows 7 and a built-in fingerprint reader, GAUS.Client is sometimes unable to "see" the device. Then you should "turn off "Windows Biometric Service and reinstall device drivers .

} Connecting the scanner and the Enum account
To use the scanner, turn on the Fingerprint identification option for your Enum account. In order to do this, go into your Enum account, go to the Fingerprints page and click on "Activate". Your fingerprints can now be registered.

} Entering biometric information
Turning on fingerprint identification allows the user to register up to 10 fingerprints in the Enum database. Enum authorization will work for any one of them or according to a specified order. To register, point the mouse cursor at the number located above the selected finger, or else at the finger itself from one of the depicted hands and choose "Register" in the window that appears. The system will request the fingerprint THREE TIMES. Carefully move your finger along the scanning area as requested by the system.

} Configuring the Enum client
To configure the Enum client, find the icon for it in the system tray (if it is not launched, open it by going to "Start -> All Programs -> E-num -> E-num Client -> E-num client"). Click with the right mouse button and choose the "Setting" menu item.

The settings allow you:
* to test your device;
* have the Enum client launch whenever Windows does (or turn off this option);
* set proxy server information.

} Authorizing on WM Keeper WinPro (Classic)
In order to use your fingerprint reader to log on to WM Keeper WinPro (Classic), you should
write your WM Keeper WinPro (Classic) keys to Enum Storage (refer to How to use Enum) (in Russian);

* launch WM Keeper WinPro (Classic) and in the program's launch window, choose the place to store for access keys: Enum storage, enter your e-mail, the authorization method Fingerprint and click on "Next".

* after asked by the system, run your finger over the reader device

and wait for the identification process to finish

the standard login password entry window will appear:

} Authorizing on WM Keeper WebPro (Light)
In order to use your fingerprint reader to log in to WM Keeper WebPro (Light), you should:
* enable the corresponding option in the program settings ("Settings->Program Settings", "Safety" tab, check "Use authorization for Enum login" and click "Save");
* in the WM Keeper WebPro (Light) login window, choose Enum authorization and enter the e-mail you used to register with Enum in the following window, along wih the Fingerprint authorization method,

and click "Next >>".

* after asked by the system, run your finger over the reader device and then after the correctness of the information is checked, you will be logged on to WM Keeper WebPro (Light).

} WM Keeper Standard (Mini) Authorization
To log into WM Keeper Standard by using a fingerprint reader, you should:
* Enable Fingerprint authorization (select "Menu" -> "Security" -> "Login type" ->"Fingerprint" and click “>>” (to enable). Click "Get". Press your finger to the scanner and wait for identification to be completed. Click "Ok".

* When logging into WM Keeper Standard, please select "Fingerprint", type the email you registered with E-num and click "Get".

* Then you will be asked to press your finger to the scanner. Once the identification is completed, you will sign in.

} Authorizing on WebMoney services
In order to authorize on WebMoney services without launching WM Keeper, you should:

* turn on the "Authorize using Enum" option on the Security Service site;
* on the websites for WebMoney services, check "Fingerprint" in the ENUM section.

} Conducting transactions
E-num users can pay for goods and services without opening the WM Keeper program. In order to pay, on the Merchant website you should choose the E-num authorization method, enter the e-mail you used to register, and click "Next",

then wait for the E-num authorization window to appear, where you should click on "Authorize using fingerprint",

and after giving and verifying your fingerprint, complete payment by choosing the purse number of the list of those available.

See also: E-num Usage
Personal authentication hardware