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Biometric Fingerprint Readers

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ThinManager supports certain fingerprint readers to identify a user for biometric security.

These are, as of January 1, 2021

  • UareU models 4500, 5160 and 5300
  • SecuGen model HU20
  • Eikon Touch Fingerprint reader models 510 and 710

Fingerprint readers can be used within ThinManager to identify a user. The steps include

  1. Turn on the Fingerprint reading function in the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard.
  2. Add the appropriate hardware to a ThinManager thin client.
  3. Enable Relevance User Services on the terminal.
  4. Add the Fingerprint Reader module to the terminal configuration. This is the DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Reader module or the SecuGen Fingerprint Reader module.
  5. The Relevance User user needs to have their fingers enroll in the Relevance User Configuration wizard.

Enable the Fingerprint function in the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard

  1. Open the ThinManager Server Configuration wizard by double-clicking on the green ThinManager icon in the ThinManager Server branch of the ThinManager tree.
  2. Navigate to the Biometric Device Configuration page of the ThinManager Server Configuration wizard.
  3. Check the Support Finger Print Readers checkbox.
  4. You can choose the ANSI or ISO standard in the Fingerprint storage format drop-down.
  5. You can choose the False Match Probability to set the sensitivity of the read. 1/100 is less sensitive than 1/1,000,000.

Add the appropriate hardware to a ThinManager thin client

  1. ThinManager supports the fingerprint readers listed at the top.
  2. Insert the device into a USB port on a thin client terminal.

Enable Relevance User Services on the terminal

  1. Open the Terminal Configuration wizard for the terminal by double-clicking on it in the Terminals branch of the ThinManager tree.
  2. The Enable Relevance User Services checkbox needs to be selected on the Terminal Mode Selection for the terminal to work.

Add the appropriate Fingerprint Reader module to the terminal configuration

  1. Open the Terminal Configuration wizard for the terminal by double-clicking on the terminal in the Terminals branch of the ThinManager tree.
  2. Navigate to the Modules page of the Terminal Configuration wizard.
  3. Select Add to open the Attach Module to Terminal window.
  4. Select the DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Reader module and select OK to add the module.
  5. Highlight the DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Reader module in the Module Selection page and select the Configure button.
  6. Set the Data Format to match the ANSI or ISO selected in the ThinManager Server Configuration wizard.

There are three modes for the card reader

  • TermSecure – This setting is used to identify a Relevance User.
  • TermMon – This setting sends the fingerprint data to the TermMon ActiveX.
  • TermMon Lookup – This setting allows the TermMon ActiveX to identify the user without logging them in.

There are other settings in the DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Reader module

  • Show Status Messages – Setting this will show a brief message in the upper right corner of the terminal for each fingerprint reader event.
  • Allow Manual Logon – If set to No then a user must use the fingerprint reader to logon. If set to Yes then you can use the fingerprint scanner or manually logon.
  • Prompt for TermSecure Password – If set to Yes then the user will be required to enter a password in addition to the fingerprint scan. If set to No then the fingerprint scan is enough to allow a logon.

Register the user fingers in the Relevance User Configuration wizard.

  1. The fingerprints need to be registered to a user with a Relevance User account. If an account isn’t created then right click on Relevance Users in the Relevance User branch of the ThinManager tree and select Add User.
  2. Enter a User Name and Password on the Relevance User Information page of the Relevance User Configuration wizard.
  3. Select the Enroll Fingerprint button on the Card / Badge Information page to open the Enroll Fingerprint window.
  4. Select the Change button to select the terminal where the fingerprint will be registered.
  5. Set the desired finger in the .Select Finger to Enroll drop-down then select Start Enrollment.
  6. The enrollment process takes four scans of the finger. The status will display in the wizard and on the terminal monitor.
  7. When the first finger is enrolled it is a good idea to register several other fingers in case the user has a bandage one day.