nativescript-touchid
Deprected, use nativescript-fingerprint-auth from now on (which has Android support!)
npm i --save nativescript-touchid
  • Version: 2.1.2
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NativeScript Touch ID Plugin

Deprecated! Use nativescript-fingerprint-auth from now on (which has Android support!)

Use when

  • You want to know if the device runing your app has enrolled for Touch ID,
  • You want to leverage the TouchID sensor in your {N} app.

Installation

From the command prompt go to your app's root folder and execute:

tns plugin add nativescript-touchid

Usage

If you want a quickstart, clone our demo app.

Want a nicer guide than these raw code samples? Read Nic Raboy's blog post about this plugin.

function: available

  var touchid = require("nativescript-touchid");

touchid.available().then(
function(avail) {
console.log("Available? " + avail);
}
)

function: verifyFingerprint

  touchid.verifyFingerprint({
message: 'Scan yer finger' // optional, shown in the fingerprint dialog (default: 'Scan your finger').
}).then(
function() {
console.log("Fingerprint was OK");
},
function(error) {
console.log("Fingerprint NOT OK" + (error.code ? ". Code: " + error.code : ""));
}
)

function: verifyFingerprintWithCustomFallback

  touchid.verifyFingerprintWithCustomFallback({
message: 'Scan yer finger', // optional, shown in the fingerprint dialog (default: 'Scan your finger').
fallbackMessage: 'Enter PIN' // optional, the button label when scanning fails (default: 'Enter password').
}).then(
function() {
console.log("Fingerprint was OK");
},
function(error) {
console.log("Fingerprint NOT OK" + (error.code ? ". Code: " + error.code : ""));
}
)

Security++

Since iOS9 it's possible to check whether or not the list of enrolled fingerprints changed since the last time you checked it. It's recommended you add this check so you can counter hacker attacks to your app. See this article for more details.

So instead of checking the fingerprint after available add another check. In case didFingerprintDatabaseChange returns true you probably want to re-authenticate your user before accepting valid fingerprints again.

touchid.available().then(
function(avail) {
if (avail) {
touchid.didFingerprintDatabaseChange().then(
function(changed) {
if (changed) {
// re-auth the user by asking for his credentials before allowing a fingerprint scan again
} else {
// call the fingerprint scanner
}
}
);
}
}
)

Changelog

  • 2.1.1 Xcode 8 compatibility - requires NativeScript 2.3.0+.
  • 2.1.0 Added didFingerprintDatabaseChange for enhanced security.
  • 2.0.0 Added verifyFingerprintWithCustomFallback, verifyFingerprint now falls back to the passcode.
  • 1.2.0 You can now use the built-in passcode interface as fallback.
  • 1.1.1 Added TypeScript definitions.
  • 1.1.0 Added Android platform which will always return false for touchid.available.