SAP Fiori Client Guide

Fingerprint Authentication

(Android, iOS) Beginning in SP14, kapsel applications and SAP Fiori Client support fingerprint authentication. Fingerprint authentication can be used to unlock the datavault instead of the passcode.

Fingerprint authentication is built into the SAP Fiori Client by default. It is not necessary to enable it in the Custom SAP Fiori Client, however, if you have enabled Multiple User Support then fingerprint authentication can not be used.

Requirements

When developing your application keep in mind that fingerprint authentication requires the following device conditions.

  • The user must enable fingerprint authentication in SAP Fiori Client by selecting the set passcode screen, for more information see SAP Fiori Client User Guide

  • The user's fingerprint must be configured and saved in the device's operation system settings.

  • For iOS, fingerprint authentication is available on devices that have touch id capability, and are running iOS 9 or higher.

  • For Android, fingerprint authentication is available on devices that have fingerprint authentication capability and are running Android 6.0 or higher.
  • Fingerprint authentication is enabled by selecting the Enable Unlock with Fingerprint checkbox in the SAP Fiori Client passcode screen. The feature is available in addition to the existing passcode function, as a result, the user can still set up and enter a passcode as before. The fingerprint function is only used when passcode is used. When the default passcode is used, there is no need to use the finger print to protect the passcode. For more information on enabling fingerprint authentication in SAP Fiori Client, see SAP Fiori Client User Guide.