by hamzasood

hamzasood / pam_touchid

A PAM module for authentication with Touch ID

442 Stars 32 Forks Last release: Not found GNU General Public License v3.0 3 Commits 0 Releases

Available items

No Items, yet!

The developer of this repository has not created any items for sale yet. Need a bug fixed? Help with integration? A different license? Create a request here:

A PAM module for authentication with Touch ID.

The module takes an optional parameter: "reason".
Its value will be shown in the dialog presented to the user.
If the argument is omitted, generic text is used.

Do not procede unless you're 1,000,000% sure what you're doing.
If you're only 999,999% sure, then turn back now.


  1. Build the project
  2. Copy
    and set:
    • Permissions: 444
    • Owner: root
    • Group: wheel

Configuring sudo to use it

  1. Open up
    in your favourite text editor
  2. Add
    auth sufficient reason="execute a command as another user"
    to the top of the file

The procedure is pretty much the same for any other process, but you'd edit a different config file and probably change the reason too.

If you get locked out of sudo

  1. Feel bad that you lied about being 1,000,000% sure what you're doing
  2. Enable the root user through system preferences and use
    to put the config file back

We use cookies. If you continue to browse the site, you agree to the use of cookies. For more information on our use of cookies please see our Privacy Policy.