Android has several devices in the pipeline that will offer fingerprint authentication to the device as well as apps and services (think fingerprint for paypal login). I am wondering if ActiveSync password/passcode policies will work. We have a passcode requirement, so for example the Android Pattern lock/unlock does not work and users must enter the passcode after entering the pattern to view their email.
The iPhone 5s seems to have skirted the ActiveSync passcode requirement by effectively converting the fingerprint data to the pre-set passcode and passing it along to be checked for policy compliance.
The above mentioned TechNet article describes policies which, if enabled, allow biometrics to be a valid authentication mechanism. The base Exchange 2010 Activesync Mailbox Policies do not offer it as an option. Is it event possible ?
Has anyone attempted/implemented biometrics in relation to ActiveSync?
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