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HP Notebook PCs - Setup and Use the SimplePass 2011 Fingerprint Reader

This document pertains to HP notebook PCs with a fingerprint reader and SimplePass 2011 software.
A fingerprint reader is a security device that uses a scanned image of your fingerprint to authenticate who you are. With fingerprint security software you can log on to applications and secure web sites by scanning your fingerprint instead of typing your user name and password on the keyboard.
To use a fingerprint reader, there must be at least one Windows User Account, and that account should require a password to log on to Windows. You can register additional fingerprints or web sites at any time.

Setting up SimplePass

Enrolling your fingerprints and passwords only needs to be done once. The HP SimplePass security application displays on-screen prompts to lead you through the step-by-step process.
  1. Click Start, type simple in the search field, and then select HP SimplePass from the list.
  2. The window displays a Have you found your fingerprint sensor? message and shows the location of the sensor. Click Yes to continue.
    Figure : Fingerprint reader location
    Image of Have you found your fingerprint location? screen
  3. When prompted Are you ready to enroll?, click Yes to continue.
  4. The Create Windows Password window appears. Enter and confirm your Windows password, and then click OK to continue.
    Figure : Create Windows password
    Image of Windows password screen
  5. When prompted to Select a finger, click the desired finger on the graphic and swipe the finger across the sensor. Notice that a blue dot appears at the finger tip on the graphic, and, if the fingerprint is accepted, a green check mark appears on the message panel and a portion of the progress bar turns blue.
    Figure : Enroll a finger
    Image of enroll a finger screen
  6. Swipe your finger over the sensor again. You must swipe your finger a total of three times to verify the fingerprint image has been captured. Once the registration is successfully completed, the dot on the finger tip turns from blue to green to verify fingerprint enrollment.
  7. To enroll an additional finger, select the desired finger and follow the same procedure as before.
    It is recommended that you enroll at least two fingers in case the one finger is cut, scratched, dirty, or in some way damaged sufficiently as to not be readable.
    Figure : Enroll additional finger
    Image of enroll a finger screen with additional finger selected
  8. If the finger is not aligned on the sensor correctly, you will receive an error message, such as That was too far to the left. Align your finger to the center on the sensor and swipe it again. Align the finger and continue until it is accepted (green checkmark appears and the blue bar advances).
    Figure : Finger enrollment error message
    Image of finger enrollment error message screen
  9. If you continue to have issues with registering a fingerprint, you may receive the following error message: It looks like you're having some trouble. Do you want to try again?. Click Yes to continue or click No Thanks to quit and start over.
    Figure : Fingerprint enrollment error message - Try again?
    Image of fingerprint enrollment error message asking  to try again
  10. Once initial setup is complete, you will receive a Fingerprints enrolled message. Several icons are displayed across the lower portion of the screen, representing the different web sites, applications, and actions that are associated with SimplePass.
    Figure : SimplePass web site and application associations
    Image of SimplePass screen showing web site and application associations
  11. To open a site, hover the cursor over an icon, which causes it to expand, and then double-click the expanded icon to open the web site, application, or action associated to the icon.
    Figure : Open a web site or application
    Image showing expanded icon selected to open a web site or application
  12. To access a web site or application, double-click the desired icon.
    To add or change the name and password associated with a web site, right-click the desired icon.
    Figure : Add or change name and password
    Image of name and password screen
Now that SimplePass is configured, you can log on to your computer and access web sites or applications without having to type in your account name and password.

Customizing the layout

After completing the initial setup, you can customize the layout of an icon on the main screen to configure the application to meet your requirements.
  1. Open the SimplePass application and click the Select Category box in the lower left corner of the screen to organize the icons.
    Figure : SimplePass all categories view
    Image of SimplePass all categories view
  2. Notice that by clicking a particular category, only the icons associated with that category are displayed across the bottom of the screen.
    Figure : SimplePass single category view
    Image of SimplePass single category view
  3. To add other web sites or applications to SimplePass, click the plus sign (+) next to the View all drop-down menu. On the web card enter the required name and password, select a category and add a custom icon to identify the web site.
    Figure : Add new web site or application
    Image of add web site or application screen
By adding or deleting icons, you can customize the program to fit your particular needs and applications.

Setting up and using QuickLaunch

Once you enroll your fingerprints, you can set up the QuickLaunch feature to activate more than one web site with a single finger swipe. You can configure up to three web sites per finger and you can configure multiple fingers.
  1. To assign a web site to a finger, select the icon for the desired web site or application, and then drag it to the graphic of the registered finger.
    Figure : QuickLaunch setup
    Image of QuickLaunch setup screen
  2. Notice that the icons for multiple selected web sites are displayed on one finger.
    Figure : Multiple web sites registered to one finger
    Image of QuickLaunch showing multiple web sites registered to one finger
  3. To verify the operation, swipe the finger over the fingerprint sensor, and then navigate through the tabs on the web browser.
    Figure : Example of multiple web sites opened with one finger swipe
    Image of multiple web sites opened with one finger swipe
  4. To remove an icon from a finger, right-click the icon and a pop-up box appears that allows you to either Delete Icon or Delete All to remove all icons enrolled to that finger.
    Clicking Delete All also deletes the finger enrollment and requires you to re-enroll that fingerprint.

Registering SimplePass

Registering SimplePass allows you to display specific contact information and a picture or avatar when using the application.
  1. Open the SimplePass application. Notice the simple graphic in the left panel. The two buttons at the bottom of the panel are used to switch between a picture, and a picture plus name and contact information.
  2. Switch to the panel with the smaller picture and hover the cursor over the upper right corner of the panel. If prompted to Edit profile, click the icon to access the registration screen.
    Figure : SimplePass profile
    Image of SimplePass profile screen
  3. Fill in the name and contact information on this screen, and then click Save.
    Figure : SimplePass profile registration
    Image of SimplePass profile registration screen
  4. Switch to the panel with the larger picture and hover the cursor over the upper right corner of the panel. If prompted to Change your profile picture, click the icon to access the picture folders on your computer.
    Figure : SimplePass generic profile picture
    Image of SimplePass generic profile picture
  5. Double-click any personal photograph or avatar to accept the picture for the account.
    Figure : Example of SimplePass custom profile picture
    Image of Simplepass customer profile picture
You can continue customizing the SimplePass screen by adding and deleting web sites and applications until it contains only those that pertain to your needs.

Adding and deleting web sites

You can add a new account and edit or delete web sites to personalize the main window.
  1. To add a web site from SimplePass opening screen, click the plus (+) icon to open the Add Website window.
    Figure : SimplePass opening screen
    Image of SimplePass opening screen showing plus sign location
  2. Input the required information on the displayed web card and click Save to complete.
    Figure : Add a web site manually
    Image of add a website screen
  3. Alternately, when you navigate to a web site that requires a logon, SimplePass recognizes the need for a password and displays a prompt. Assuming that you are already registered on the site, enter the user name and password as normal, and then click logon.
    Figure : Add a website with a finger swipe prompt
    Image of SimplePass add web site with finger swipe prompt
    When prompted, swipe an enrolled finger over the sensor. SimplePass stores the URL, user name, and password. The web site is added to the listing on the main SimplePass window.
  4. To delete a web site from the listing, right-click the icon to access the web card and click Delete.
    Figure : Delete web site listing
    Image of web site listing with delete option
Use this procedure to add or delete web sites as you choose.

Using Settings, Options, and Help functions

Use the Settings, Options, and Help buttons to personalize the application.
  1. Click Settings icon to view the personalization settings,
    Figure : SimplePass settings icon
    Image of SimplePass screen showing settings icon location
    The Personalization Settings dialog box appears as shown below.
    Figure : SimplePass personalization settings
    Image of Personalization settings screen
    By selecting or unselecting a box, you can control how the program reacts. It also allows you to select a theme and Restore Default Icons that you may have deleted.
  2. Click the Options box to print the web cards, check for updates to SimplePass, and visit the AuthenTec web site for other security products.
    Figure : SimplePass options
    Image of SimplePass options box
  3. Click the question mark ? to view help files.
    Figure : SimplePass help
    Image of SimplePass main screen showing location of help icon

Updating SimplePass

To update to the latest version of SimplePass for your computer, go to the product page for your specific model and download and install the softpaq file SP51649 or later.






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