Date Added: Jul 2011
A biometric authentication system operates by acquiring bio-metric data from a user and comparing it against the template data stored in a database in order to determine the identity of an individual. Among all the biometric techniques fingerprint-based identification is the oldest method and is the most popular approach having successfully used in numerous applications. Everyone is known to have unique, immutable fingerprints. The uniqueness of a fingerprint can be determined by the pattern of ridges, by minutiae points and as well as by reference points.