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Technical Intro to Android Fingerprint Authentication

Complication is the enemy.

Tammy Tyberg

Tammy Tyberg

Security continues to be a critical need in our digital world, but two opposing forces are holding us back. Developers want users to use unique and complicated passwords to increase security. Users, on the other hand, don’t want to remember  a bunch of complicated passwords, and therefore choose absurdly simple, and highly crackable, ones.

This can be fatal for online security, but fingerprint authentication offers a solution that makes both groups happy.

In this short overview, Small Planet developer Tammy Tyberg covers the benefits of mobile fingerprint authentication, the four conditions for authentication to be enabled, the code required to have authentication work on Android devices, potential problems and solutions, and more.



Questions or feedback? Ask about our experience with fingerprint authentication.