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VeriMark™ Desktop Setup Guide

Kensington takes pride in making our comprehensive installation guides easy to follow with simple illustrations and step-by-step instructions. This guide will walk you through setup and help you get to know your VeriMark™ Desktop.

VeriMark™ Desktop

 

With support for the latest in biometric technology, the VeriMark™️ Desktop Fingerprint Key puts business-class desktop security at your fingertips. Ideal for enterprise PC deployment, the VeriMark™️ Desktop Fingerprint Key is FIDO U2F Certified, and FIDO2 WebAuthn compatible. Windows Hello certified (includes Windows Hello for Business) for seamless integration. Also compatible with additional Microsoft services including Office365, Azure, Outlook, and many more.

 

Person using VeriMark Desktop

VeriMark™ Desktop Setup

Kensington takes pride in making our comprehensive installation guides easy to follow with simple illustrations and step-by-step instructions. This guide will walk you through setup and help you get to know your VeriMark™ Desktop.

Select your platform below to begin.

Please update operating system (Windows 10) before setting up Verimark. If using an online service for WebAuthn make sure you use the latest browser version (Edge, Chrome, Safari and Firefox.)

Closeup of VeriMark Desktop

Manually Installing the VeriMark™ Desktop Driver

In most instances, the driver for VeriMark™ Desktop will automatically install when VeriMark™ Desktop is connected to a USB-A port on your computer. If for some reason the driver does not install upon VeriMark™ Desktop being connected to your computer (VeriMark™ Desktop is shown as “Unknown Device” within Device Manager), you can manually install the driver.

 

Manual Driver Install

 

Verimark™ Desktop FAQs

  • 1. If the cable is not long enough to reach the computer, is it okay to use a USB extender?
  • 2. Which technologies is VeriMark™ Desktop compatible with?
  • 3. What is Tap-and-Go technology?
  • 4. What is the benefit of Match-in-Sensor versus Match-on-Host technology?
  • 5. Can VeriMark™ Desktop be used on any Windows 10 device?
  • 6. How many fingerprints does VeriMark™ Desktop support?
1. If the cable is not long enough to reach the computer, is it okay to use a USB extender? Chevron Icon

VeriMark™Desktop has a 3.9 ft/1.2m cable. In case the cable is not long enough, you may use a USB extender cable to increase the cable length, or connect it to USB peripherals such as monitors or docking stations.

2. Which technologies is VeriMark™ Desktop compatible with? Chevron Icon

VeriMark™Desktop is FIDO U2F Certified, and FIDO2 WebAuthn compatible, making it a great authentication device for Windows Hello as well as single-factor- (passwordless), dual-, multi-factor-, or Tap-and-Go authentication on other online services and software.

3. What is Tap-and-Go technology? Chevron Icon

Tap-and-Go combines a username and password with second-factor security key authentication, to enable extra security on non-FIDO2 services. For services leveraging the older FIDO U2F standard (Facebook, Shopify, Google Services, OKTA, and others), instead of using biometric authentication, the user can simply place their finger on the VeriMark™ Desktop fingerprint reader to enable a security token experience.

4. What is the benefit of Match-in-Sensor versus Match-on-Host technology? Chevron Icon

Match-in-Sensor technology can be used on any Windows 10 computer. The fingerprint template is isolated from the host computer and OS, and the authenticator only transfers a “pass/fail” match token to services and the OS for authentication.

5. Can VeriMark™ Desktop be used on any Windows 10 device? Chevron Icon

Yes, as long as the host computer is running Windows 10 and the VeriMark™ Desktop drivers are installed.

6. How many fingerprints does VeriMark™ Desktop support? Chevron Icon

It supports up to 10 fingerprints, which is the limitation of Windows Hello. Each fingerprint can be enrolled as a different user profile.

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