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    Can't use several auth ways

    Hello! Sorry if there’s already such a topic, couldn’t find it.
    Could you please tell if there is a way to use different authentication ways at the same time?
    For example if I add a fingerprint (with fprintd 1.9.42 and pam-auth-update) I can only select to use:


    • only password
    • only fingerprint
    • password and then fingerprint

    But I want to use fingerprint OR password (what I prefer at the moment),
    or at least fingerprint and if it doesn’t work, then password.

    And similar situation with camera auth (faceID). I installed howdy 2.6.1, added my face and it even works when I want to use sudo it recognizes me, but when I try to login to my OS user it doesn’t recognize me and the worth thing is that it dowsn’t even ask password, just block me.

    My OS is: Kubuntu 22.04.4 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish)
    Kernel: 6.5.0-28-generic #29~22.04.1-Ubuntu
    plasmashell: 5.24.7
    Qt: 5.15.3
    KDE Frameworks: 5.92.0
    kf5-config: 1.0

    Laptop:
    Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 4 AMD (21F9S0T900)

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by enthusasist; May 12th, 2024 at 10:26 PM.

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    Re: Can't use several auth ways

    May I ask what you're trying to protect with either of those measures? Because system authentication methods are trivial to bypass when someone has physical access to your computer, especially if you don't use volume encryption. I have frankly stopped caring about my local password on Linux machines, only the LUKS passphrase matters (to me anyway).

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    Re: Can't use several auth ways

    Well, fortunately(or not), my little child does not yet know how to bypass system authentication methods, but can easily log into an unpassworded account and, for example, accidentally break something in remote production.

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    Re: Can't use several auth ways

    I would just use a 4-digit PIN in that case.

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