Pass SDK allows you to use fingerprint recognition features in your application. With Pass SDK, you can provide reinforced security, by identifying whether the current user is the actual owner of the device.
You can use the Pass SDK to:
Request fingerprint recognition
Cancel fingerprint recognition requests
Verify whether the fingerprint of the current user matches the fingerprint registered on the device
Register fingerprints through the Enroll screen
Get the index of the identified fingerprint from the array of registered fingerprints
Get a list of names or unique ID or indexes of registered fingerprints
Set the index of the fingerprint for recognition requests
Add a title for the user interface
Add a logo icon for the user interface
Set the transparency of elements outside the user interface
Set whether the user interface is dismissed or not when touching elements outside it
Broadcast actions when registered fingerprint is changed
Get the guide for poor quality
Set the button for the user interface
Change the standby string for the user interface
You can use a default or customized user interface (UI) for fingerprint recognition. Pass SDK also provides fingerprint recognition without a UI.
The fingerprint recognition UI is available with or without a Password button. With the Password button, the user has the option of providing identification using a device password instead of a fingerprint. To verify if the device supports a Password button, you have to use the related API and test it first. Refer to figure 2.
When fingerprint recognition is requested, the fingerprint sensor waits for the user input to read a fingerprint. If no fingerprint is read within 20 seconds, the request is automatically cancelled. Your application can also cancel the request directly before the 20 seconds are up. If the fingerprint recognition process is not required, cancel the request to save the devices battery.
You can verify whether registered fingerprints exist on the device. If there are no registered fingerprints, you can register new fingerprints.
If there are no fingerprints registered in the device, you can use Pass to prompt the user to jump to the Enroll screen where a fingerprint can be registered.
If fingerprint recognition is successful, you can get the index of the identified fingerprint from an array of registered fingerprint.
You can get a list of registered fingerprints on the device including their indexes and names.
You can get a list of registered fingerprints on the device including their indexes and unique IDs.
You can tell Pass to check against only one of the registered fingerprints by using its index. If you haven't specified any indexes or if this is set to 'null', the API automatically checks for a match against all registered fingerprints.
You can add a custom title on the identification dialog.
Pass allows you to set a logo. This logo would appear at the bottom left corner of the user interface.
You can set a value that can make background elements transparent.
If you choose to set this value to true, the user interface would close when a user touches background elements.
Samsung devices send broadcasts to apps when the registered fingerprint is changed. For example, if fingerprint is added or removed, and all fingerprints are removed, the broadcast receiver can get fingerprint broadcasts.
If you fail the fingerprint recognition due to the poor quality, you can get guide for the reason.
You can set the button that can connect your own menu after user interface close.
You can set the own standby string on the identification dialog.
Pass SDK has the following restrictions:
Requires devices with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (API level 17) or above
Requires Fingerprint sensor.
Yes, Pass retains stable with Swipe Sensor and compatible with Touch Sensor since v1.1.2.
No, this is not supported. Fingerprint is enrolled on the device only. This means that every app has access to a shared database of fingerprints.
The Pass SDK allows you to use the Samsung Fingerprint Service features in your application.
Any Samsung Mobile device that supports the fingerprint sensor and the Fingerprint Service with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean API 17) and above.
No, this is not supported. Pass can only return ‘yes’ if enrolled and ‘no’ if not enrolled.
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