When the first MacBook Pro with a Touch ID sensor was released, I was thoroughly excited. Rightly so. Apps like 1Password was quick to implement support for it. There was one thing that was missing though; authentication with
I’m almost ashamed that after having owned at least two MacBook Pros with Touch ID, I didn’t find out until today about this. So it’s time to write it down. Hat tip to Stanislas for showing me the way.
Edit (as root)
# sudo: auth account password session auth sufficient pam_smartcard.so auth sufficient pam_tid.so # <= Add this line! auth required pam_opendirectory.so account required pam_permit.so password required pam_deny.so session required pam_permit.so
For clarity, the line you want to add (as seen above) is:
auth sufficient pam_tid.so
That’s all you need! Oh, and your finger, of course! 😉