Guide

Installation/Use:

– Fingerfox (SE) is published as a .xpi file and can be installed like any other extension for Firefox (you can use drag and drop with the .xpi file you downloaded to the Firefox window then confirm for instance).
– Once Fingerfox (SE) is installed (and after the restart of Firefox), you should see a ‘Fingerfox SE’ caption at the bottom right of the window in the status bar:

ffx_statuslinje

Statusbar

– If you see fingerfox in the status bar the extension is correctly installed.

– Let’s try Fingerfox (SE): open a webpage where you want to use the MS Fingerprint reader to login.
– Load a page that you want to use the fingerprint reader to log into. Once the page is loaded click ‘Fingerfox (SE)’ on the status bar (or hit ALT+X) to open the Fingerfox (SE) window. The Fingerfox window should have login fields matching the webpage (example: Username and Password fields) as shown above:

Loginwindow

Loginwindow

– The selected field in Fingerfox (SE) is marked with a green frame on the website to make it easy for the user.
– Now that the Fingerfox (SE) window has the focus, you have to teach DigitalPersona how to fill it in automatically.
Go ahead like you do normally with a login window. Press your finger on the Fingerprint Reader, and fill the fields (in DigitalPersona)
When you submit, you will be logged in to the current site.

– DigitalPersona can read the Fingerfox (SE) window, its text and password fields as well as its buttons. Please note that for each login form of the web page, Fingerfox (SE) will automatically add a button called name_of_the_form.submit() though it is not present on the webpage (it just triggers the submit() method with the form). As a result, you have the choice to send you form between the button showed on the web page (type ‘submit’ or the equivalent ‘image’) and the default button we talked about just before, calling the submit() method. It’s recommended to use the latter only if you have problems with the ‘submit’ or ‘image’ button, as for most login forms, using the submit() method won’t work.

– Then, you can log in on the website with your Fingerprint Reader as you used to do with IE, once the Fingerfox (SE) window is shown.

Rightclickmenu

Rightclickmenu

– Notice the Automatic Popup feature. In the rightclickmenu on the statusbar you can enable and disable automatic popup entirely.
To use the next mentioned feature, it has to be enabled.
– In the Fingerfox (SE) window there is also a checkbox named Automatic Popup. With this you can enable/disable automatic popup for the actual website.
If checked, Fingerfox (SE) will popup automaticly the next time you visit the current site. If not checked, you will have to open the Fingerfox (SE) window manually (clicking on the status bar or pressing ALT+X).

– Another useful feature is the “Identify” feature.
In the Fingerfox (SE) window you can select Identify by “Host/Site”.
By clicking “Identify by host”, the Fingerfox (SE) window will popup on all subsites on the current site.
By clicking “Identify by site”, Fingerfox (SE) will only popup on the current subsite.
This is useful on websites, where the same loginfields is available from all subsites

HTTP Auth

HTTP Auth

– To use Fingerfox (SE) in a “HTTP Auth” login window, you just have to press the button “Fingerfox (SE)” in the “HTTP Auth” window.

Change title

Change title

– The Change Title function is not neccesary anymore, but it can give you a better overview about the window’s names.
Fingerfox (SE) recommends a short name, as you can see in the last field. You can change this if you want to.
Remember to save when you have added your changes.

– On some sites Fingerfox (SE) won’t work by itself. These sites are manually added by the developer.
If you find a site that does not work correctly, please use the “Report site” feature to make the developer aware of the problem.

Toolbar

Toolbar

– It is possible to add Fingerfox (SE) to the toolbar. From there you have the ability of hiding Fingerfox (SE) in the statusbar.
Rightclick on the toolbar and chose customize. Find Fingerfox (SE) and drag and drop it on the toolbar.

– Note: It is really recommanded not to use the main password in Firefox and save login informations automatically when using Fingerfox (SE).
Also remember, that you can’t use the original Fingerfox extension and Fingerfox (SE) at the same time.