An identity management monitoring system

  • F.A.U. Imouokhome
  • A.O. Egwali
Keywords: Biometrics, Pattern-matching Identification, Verification, Authentication, Fingerprints


As organizations/institutions grow the need for an efficient monitoring software tool that scrutinizes the true identity and the attendance behaviour of staff and students arises. In most organizations, the conventional method of keeping time books and attendance registers has failed to achieve the desired success and as a result there are regular occurrences of identity irregularities and identity theft. In Nigeria, the trends of employing identification systems using textual information or the conventional fingerprint biometrics for identification have not proved to be effective. An identification system, which employs the use of fingerprint biometric that conducts a one-to-many pattern-matching to authenticate the claimed identity of an individual (student), is proposed in this paper. The system is designed to comprise of a three-level process; namely, a system module, algorithm module, and a user module. The digital representations of the fingerprint biometric data are captured at the system module level. At the algorithm module level, the fingerprint features are extracted for comparison with features stored in the system database. The user interacts with the system at the user module level. The program of implementation of the system is the version 6.0 of the Visual Basic. Results from the  implementation reveal that the system has an execution time of 3.01 seconds, making it preferable to the manual system with an execution time of 30 seconds.

Key Words: Biometrics, Pattern-matching Identification, Verification,  Authentication, Fingerprints


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