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A React Native library for authenticating users with Fingerprint

A React Native library for authenticating users with Fingerprint

React Native Fingerprint Scanner

Provide Fingerprint, Touch ID, and Face ID Scanner for React Native (Compatible with both Android and iOS)

React Native Fingerprint Scanner is a React Native library for authenticating users with Fingerprint (TouchID).

iOS Version

The usage of the TouchID is based on a framework, named Local Authentication.

It provides a Default View that prompts the user to place a finger to the iPhone’s button for scanning.

Android Version

Using an expandable Android Fingerprint API library, which combines Samsung and MeiZu's official Fingerprint API.

Samsung and MeiZu's Fingerprint SDK supports most devices which system versions less than Android 6.0.

Installation

$ npm install react-native-fingerprint-scanner --save

Automatic Configuration

$ react-native link react-native-fingerprint-scanner

Manual Configuration

iOS

  1. In XCode, in the project navigator, right click LibrariesAdd Files to [your project's name]
  2. Go to node_modulesreact-native-fingerprint-scanner and add ReactNativeFingerprintScanner.xcodeproj
  3. In XCode, in the project navigator, select your project. Add libReactNativeFingerprintScanner.a to your project's Build PhasesLink Binary With Libraries
  4. Run your project (Cmd+R)

Android

  1. Open up android/app/src/main/java/[...]/MainActivity.java
  • Add import com.hieuvp.fingerprint.ReactNativeFingerprintScannerPackage; to the imports at the top of the file
  • Add new ReactNativeFingerprintScannerPackage() to the list returned by the getPackages() method
  1. Append the following lines to android/settings.gradle:
    include ':react-native-fingerprint-scanner'
    project(':react-native-fingerprint-scanner').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, '../node_modules/react-native-fingerprint-scanner/android')
    
  2. Insert the following lines inside the dependencies block in android/app/build.gradle:
    compile project(':react-native-fingerprint-scanner')
    

Extra Configuration

  1. Make sure the following versions are all correct in android/app/build.gradle

    android {
        compileSdkVersion 25
        buildToolsVersion "25.0.3"
    ...
        defaultConfig {
          targetSdkVersion 25
    
  2. Add necessary rules to android/app/proguard-rules.pro

    # MeiZu Fingerprint
    
    -keep class com.fingerprints.service.** { *; }
    -dontwarn com.fingerprints.service.**
    
    # Samsung Fingerprint
    
    -keep class com.samsung.android.sdk.** { *; }
    -dontwarn com.samsung.android.sdk.**
    

Example

Example Source Code

iOS Implementation

import React, { Component, PropTypes } from 'react';
import { AlertIOS } from 'react-native';
import FingerprintScanner from 'react-native-fingerprint-scanner';

class FingerprintPopup extends Component {

  componentDidMount() {
    FingerprintScanner
      .authenticate({ description: 'Scan your fingerprint on the device scanner to continue' })
      .then(() => {
        this.props.handlePopupDismissed();
        AlertIOS.alert('Authenticated successfully');
      })
      .catch((error) => {
        this.props.handlePopupDismissed();
        AlertIOS.alert(error.message);
      });
  }

  render() {
    return false;
  }
}

FingerprintPopup.propTypes = {
  handlePopupDismissed: PropTypes.func.isRequired,
};

export default FingerprintPopup;

Android Implementation

import React, { Component, PropTypes } from 'react';
import {
  Alert,
  Image,
  Text,
  TouchableOpacity,
  View,
  ViewPropTypes
} from 'react-native';
import FingerprintScanner from 'react-native-fingerprint-scanner';

import ShakingText from './ShakingText.component';
import styles from './FingerprintPopup.component.styles';

class FingerprintPopup extends Component {

  constructor(props) {
    super(props);
    this.state = { errorMessage: undefined };
  }

  componentDidMount() {
    FingerprintScanner
      .authenticate({ onAttempt: this.handleAuthenticationAttempted })
      .then(() => {
        this.props.handlePopupDismissed();
        Alert.alert('Fingerprint Authentication', 'Authenticated successfully');
      })
      .catch((error) => {
        this.setState({ errorMessage: error.message });
        this.description.shake();
      });
  }

  componentWillUnmount() {
    FingerprintScanner.release();
  }

  handleAuthenticationAttempted = (error) => {
    this.setState({ errorMessage: error.message });
    this.description.shake();
  };

  render() {
    const { errorMessage } = this.state;
    const { style, handlePopupDismissed } = this.props;

    return (
      <View style={styles.container}>
        <View style={[styles.contentContainer, style]}>

          <Image
            style={styles.logo}
            source={require('./assets/finger_print.png')}
          />

          <Text style={styles.heading}>
            Fingerprint{'\n'}Authentication
          </Text>
          <ShakingText
            ref={(instance) => { this.description = instance; }}
            style={styles.description(!!errorMessage)}>
            {errorMessage || 'Scan your fingerprint on the\ndevice scanner to continue'}
          </ShakingText>

          <TouchableOpacity
            style={styles.buttonContainer}
            onPress={handlePopupDismissed}
          >
            <Text style={styles.buttonText}>
              BACK TO MAIN
            </Text>
          </TouchableOpacity>

        </View>
      </View>
    );
  }
}

FingerprintPopup.propTypes = {
  style: ViewPropTypes.style,
  handlePopupDismissed: PropTypes.func.isRequired,
};

export default FingerprintPopup;

API

isSensorAvailable(): (Android, iOS)

Checks if Fingerprint Scanner is able to be used by now.

  • Returns a Promise
componentDidMount() {
  FingerprintScanner
    .isSensorAvailable()
    .catch(error => this.setState({ errorMessage: error.message }));
}

authenticate({ description, fallbackEnabled }): (iOS)

Starts Fingerprint authentication on iOS.

  • Returns a Promise
  • description: String - the string to explain the request for user authentication.
  • fallbackEnabled: Boolean - default to true, whether to display fallback button (e.g. Enter Password).
componentDidMount() {
  FingerprintScanner
    .authenticate({ description: 'Scan your fingerprint on the device scanner to continue' })
    .then(() => {
      this.props.handlePopupDismissed();
      AlertIOS.alert('Authenticated successfully');
    })
    .catch((error) => {
      this.props.handlePopupDismissed();
      AlertIOS.alert(error.message);
    });
}

authenticate({ onAttempt }): (Android)

Starts Fingerprint authentication on Android.

  • Returns a Promise
  • onAttempt: Function - a callback function when users are trying to scan their fingerprint but failed.
componentDidMount() {
  FingerprintScanner
    .authenticate({ onAttempt: this.handleAuthenticationAttempted })
    .then(() => {
      this.props.handlePopupDismissed();
      Alert.alert('Fingerprint Authentication', 'Authenticated successfully');
    })
    .catch((error) => {
      this.setState({ errorMessage: error.message });
      this.description.shake();
    });
}

release(): (Android)

Stops fingerprint scanner listener and optimizes memory.

  • Returns a Void
componentWillUnmount() {
  FingerprintScanner.release();
}

Errors

Name Message
AuthenticationNotMatch No match
AuthenticationFailed Authentication was not successful because the user failed to provide valid credentials
UserCancel Authentication was canceled by the user - e.g. the user tapped Cancel in the dialog
UserFallback Authentication was canceled because the user tapped the fallback button (Enter Password)
SystemCancel Authentication was canceled by system - e.g. if another application came to foreground while the authentication dialog was up
PasscodeNotSet Authentication could not start because the passcode is not set on the device
FingerprintScannerNotAvailable Authentication could not start because Fingerprint Scanner is not available on the device
FingerprintScannerNotEnrolled Authentication could not start because Fingerprint Scanner has no enrolled fingers
FingerprintScannerUnknownError Could not authenticate for an unknown reason
FingerprintScannerNotSupported Device does not support Fingerprint Scanner

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