macOS App unlock via TouchID

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BH

26 Feb, 2021 09:18 AM

Newer Macbooks support TouchID. Would be great to activate this feature just like the iOS App FaceID unlocking feature via In-App-Purchase.

spectre.app doesn't support macOS yet, if I'm not mistaken. Otherwise would be a great starting point to implement it there as well. Or even think about making spectre a fully universal app for M1 users.

Thanks.

Also is there a public repo for sepctre?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Maarten Billemo... on 26 Feb, 2021 12:52 PM

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    Hi, BH.

    Looking into using macOS' TouchID is a good suggestion; I'm not certain what APIs are available, but happy to look into it as part of the macOS build for Spectre.

    We'll definitely be making Spectre a universal app when it lands.

    Spectre's source code is available at: https://gitlab.com/spectre.app

  2. 2 Posted by BH on 26 Feb, 2021 01:27 PM

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    Thanks for the swift reply. Exciting news!

    TouchID on Macs (w/ Touchbar and non-touchbar like the M1 Air) can be used by 3rd party apps.
    I believe the API is documented here: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/localauthentication?changes=latest_minor

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