Fingerprint Authentication

May 6, 2014 By Devin

We are excited to announce that LaunchKey for Android has been updated to support the Samsung finger scanner. This feature is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S5, allowing anyone with this device to take advantage of password free logins secured by their fingerprint.

Starting today you can log in with your fingerprint to any site that has integrated LaunchKey. This includes WordPress sites, any site that supports OpenID (StackExchange, etc) and any additional LaunchKey integration. Developers and site owners can integrate LaunchKey today for free to enable fingerprint authentication.

To get started, simply update or download the LaunchKey for Android application and enable the Finger Scan feature. Any time a request comes in, your fingerprint will now be required to complete the login process.

Finger Print Scan Enabling Finger Print Scan Request

This is the first step LaunchKey has taken into biometrics as a factor of authentication. We applaud Samsung for opening this feature up to developers and we hope additional manufacturers take notice. We will continue to leverage all hardware, devices and features available that enable LaunchKey to build a strong multi-factor platform for our users.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this feature, please contact us!

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