The purpose of this article is to provide an overview on configuring biometric device as NMAS authentication method with Novell eDirectory. This article provides a step by step method to configure Fujitsu Biometric based Authentication to authenticate with eDirectory. This document is written considering eDirectory server on Linux and fingerprint scanner configured on Windows-xp, for other supported version and their minimum requirements please refer to Fujitsu documentation.
Step 1: Installing "NMAS Administrator"
123id biometric Driver Wizard will launch automatically next, GO TO STEP 2
Step 2: 123ID Biometric Driver Wizard
The Wizard will help the user to install and enable the biometric sensors of choice
Step 3: Select Default Scanner
Step 4: Finish Software setup
Step 5: Installing Biometric NMAS Client
Now the machine is ready with all the client installation need for a user to enroll with finger print.
Ensure Novell client is installed on the client M/C and you are logged in to the eDirectory with Administrative privileges.
Step 1: Installing NMAS Login method on server using Console one.
You have now Successfully added Server login method to Novell eDirectory.
Step 2: Installing NMAS Post Login Method on server using Console one.
There are two methods that can be used to enroll a user’s fingerprints.
Create a new sequence using iManager or Console one, with an NMAS login method (NDS or Proximity card) and 123ID Post login method,name it as “enroll_user”.
To access this method; right click on the “N” in the system tray and select “Novell
Login”, enter in your Username, then hit the “Advanced” button. Select the NMAS tab and click on the Sequences button. You will be required to enter the password for the user account before being allowed to enroll the user’s fingers.