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KDE Plasma 5.24 Desktop Environment to Introduce Support for Fingerprint Readers
The upcoming KDE Plasma 5.24 desktop environment - slated for release on February 8, 2022 - will introduce support for fingerprint readers, allowing users to authenticate in to their Plasma sessions faster, easier, and more securely.
Renowned KDE developer Nate Graham shared today the big news that a fingerprint authentication feature, which is in development for quite a while now, has finally been merged and will be ready for deployment as part of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.24 desktop environment series, due for release next year.
Fingerprint authentication support has been implemented in the Users panel in System Settings. There, users who have a fingerprint reader, either built-in in their laptop or as an external device, will be able to enroll, as well as to de-enroll fingerprints.