Windows 10: Windows Logon: 2-Factor Biometric Authentication

  1.    09 Feb 2015 #1

    Windows Logon: 2-Factor Biometric Authentication


    I have done some reading that Windows10 will incorporate 2-factor authentication.

    I was wondering for Windows Logon, does Windows10 support password AND biometric (e.g. fingerprint) authentication? If so, can you provide any feedback on exactly how this is implemented?

    Thank you.
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    Microsoft Windows 7/10
       09 Feb 2015 #2

    Windows 10: Security and Identity Protection for the Modern World

    Here is some basic info on Biometrics
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biometrics

    Apparently it will be a preferred method for logging in to windows, as to how the fingerprinting (if that is indeed what you want more info about) will work here is some info

    https://support.microsoft.com/kb/899626
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    09 Feb 2015 #3

    Berkey said: View Post
    Windows 10: Security and Identity Protection for the Modern World

    Here is some basic info on Biometrics
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biometrics

    Apparently it will be a preferred method for logging in to windows, as to how the fingerprinting (if that is indeed what you want more info about) will work here is some info

    https://support.microsoft.com/kb/899626
    Thanks for the info Berkey.

    Does this information apply to Network based logins or does it apply to Windows10 Home Users as well?

    I am asking with respect to a basic home computer user, not with respect to a more sophisticated work environment.

    From the reading, it sounds like you will use a combination of 1) a device (e.g. smartphone); and 2) a PIN or fingerprint. But this seems rather cumbersome to force users to have to use a device. Some users may not have a smartphone (e.g. the elderly, children ).

    Specifically, will there be the ability to use an old-fashioned password with the option to add a fingerprint as a 2nd level of authentication?

    Hope you (or someone will) know.

    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 29
    Microsoft Windows 7/10
       09 Feb 2015 #4

    This should be applied to all log in types. I'd imagine using a phone for a second authenticity would be aimed toward the average home user, but finger print scanning is still an option. I will try to find a blog post that came out (can probably find it just by searching) which talked about network 2 factor authentication .

    The old style passwords should still work just fine, no second password required, although I'm sure it will be highly recommended, but it's your data, so your should be able to log on how ever you'd like
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