Date Added: Dec 2011
Fingerprint authentication is possibly the most sophisticated method of all biometric techniques and has been thoroughly verified through various applications. Even features such as persons gait, face or signature may change with passage of time and may be fabricated or imitated. However, a fingerprint is completely unique to an individual and stayed unchanged for lifetime. This paper discusses the various aspects and methods to be applied for the fingerprint-based identification system. Fingerprint being the oldest and easily available trait of biometrics, offers an infallible means of personal identification.