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HP Protect Tools/Fingerprint Reader

We are looking into different ways to 1. Encrypt data on the laptops and 2. using the fingerprint reader for single sign on.

Anyone using hp protect tools? Specifically the credential manager that allows single sign on with the fingerprint reader? How about the encryption feature available in Protect Tools?

Wondering if anyone has any experience with the what HP offers and the NW sp 5 client. Or maybe you have a different solution for encryption?
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Aliciabel,
> Anyone using hp protect tools? Specifically the credential manager
> that allows single sign on with the fingerprint reader? How about the
> encryption feature available in Protect Tools?
>

Nope. I have never seen anyone that uses them 😉

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What tools have you seen used for encryption?
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And what about the fingerprint readers that comes on the HP laptops with the sp5 client? Does it work? Should it work? Is anyone successfully using the fingerprint readers with the netware client?
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I don't know anything about this product, but ask HP if their tool supports
"Gina Chaining".
In effect, you would tell the HP Gina, which Gina to call next in the chain.


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"aliciabel" <aliciabel@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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> We are looking into different ways to 1. Encrypt data on the laptops
> and 2. using the fingerprint reader for single sign on.
>
> Anyone using hp protect tools? Specifically the credential manager
> that allows single sign on with the fingerprint reader? How about the
> encryption feature available in Protect Tools?
>
> Wondering if anyone has any experience with the what HP offers and the
> NW sp 5 client. Or maybe you have a different solution for
> encryption?
>
>
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Re: HP Protect Tools/Fingerprint Reader

Aliciabel,
> What tools have you seen used for encryption?
>

You mean on laptops?

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Re: HP Protect Tools/Fingerprint Reader

Yes on laptops.
I will look into windows EFS for now. And probably put the fingerprint reader aside at least for now or until I hear good things about it working with the client.
AndersG;1666531 wrote:
Aliciabel,
> What tools have you seen used for encryption?
>

You mean on laptops?

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The little i have been using it today and yesterday my conclusion is that it only supports windows logon.
We use Novell Client 4.91 SP 5 and Win XP SP 3
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addelot;1757687 wrote:
The little i have been using it today and yesterday my conclusion is that it only supports windows logon.
We use Novell Client 4.91 SP 5 and Win XP SP 3


We currently have the same issue. Is there any document how to chain the gina's for login?
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cwx_nho;1778435 wrote:
We currently have the same issue. Is there any document how to chain the gina's for login?


I too would like to see this working on Vista with the BuiltIn fingerprint reader for HP. I have seen it work on Dell Laptops in our office with full Novell Login, but not the HPs.

The HP Fingerprint reader works great for Windows Login. Vista does not use GINA, it uses that Credential Provider.

Anyone have a clue how to make this work? I don't care which side I login to first, as long as I login to both eDirectory and Active Directory.
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Craig Wilson;1666355 wrote:
I don't know anything about this product, but ask HP if their tool supports
"Gina Chaining".
In effect, you would tell the HP Gina, which Gina to call next in the chain.


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"aliciabel" <aliciabel@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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>
> We are looking into different ways to 1. Encrypt data on the laptops
> and 2. using the fingerprint reader for single sign on.
>
> Anyone using hp protect tools? Specifically the credential manager
> that allows single sign on with the fingerprint reader? How about the
> encryption feature available in Protect Tools?
>
> Wondering if anyone has any experience with the what HP offers and the
> NW sp 5 client. Or maybe you have a different solution for
> encryption?
>
>
> --
> aliciabel
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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> View this thread: HP Protect Tools/Fingerprint Reader - NOVELL FORUMS
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I hope its ok to add my 2cents. I tried the HP tools (Elitebook 2530p running Win7 Ent. These consist of ProtectTools and HP Embedded Security Suite. It was pretty much a trainwreck. The tools do not work well and what is worse caused the notebook to become non-functional. The frosting on the cake is that they cannot be uninstalled (lots of blogs on that) and the only solution is an OS reinstall. The HP support was extremely unhelpful and slow. Nobody took ownership. They sent me links to various versions of the SW that would not even install on my model (which was very clear from the release notes in the software version).

So based on my experience, I would stay far, far away from these tools. BTW, my previous notebook was a thinkpad x61 with TPM (encryption chip) and i used the Thinkvantage Password manager for many years without any problems.

If you have obtained any information on an alternative to ProtetTools, I would be grateful if you would share it with me.

thanks.
joey
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Re: HP Protect Tools/Fingerprint Reader

I have used Credential Manager on HP Laptops for a few years now.

Credential Manager Version 1.5.0.631.36.E (with ProtectTools ver 2.00 C3) works dandy with Novell Client 4.91 SP4.

We did find that we had to adjust a few settings in the Novell Client Configuration to make Credential Manager work as the primary Login, both in the Advanced Login Tab:
1 - Initial Novell Login = Off
2 - Login without Novell's GINA = Off

However, the new version of ProtectTools (5.05.687 and 5.10.736) doesn't play as nicely with Novell Client 4.91 SP4 or 4.91 SP5+IR1

What happens is that just after logging on to Windows using Credential Manager, if you try using Credential Manager to submit the username and password to Novell Client Login, it tells you:
Box Title: Novell Security Message
Message: The System cound not log you into the network. Make sure your name and connection information are correct, then type your password again.

You can login to Novell Client by typing a username and password and successfully login.

If you then re-open Novell Login (while still logged in), and submit username and password using Credential Manager, it works fine.

If you detach from the Tree and try using Credential Manager to submit the password, it gives the error again.

Help!
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Re: HP Protect Tools/Fingerprint Reader

I forgot to mention, we are using Windows XP SP3 (the working configuration also worked with Win XP SP2).

Also note that the older Credential Manager (and ProtectTools) won't install onto the newer Laptops.

And yes, I know it is an old thread, but I try to use existing on-topic threads rather than making future readers search through numerous threads on the same topic.
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