I am interested in using a USB fingerprint reader to unlock my machine when the Bitlocker password request screen is shown when booting into Windows.

I’ve seen options like the Kensington Verimark Fingerprint Key, BENSS, and PQI available on Amazon.

If this is possible, I would need to log in with my Bitlocker password to set it up and then use the fingerprint reader for future boots.

I have Windows 10 Pro 64-bit on three machines: a Panasonic Toughpad MkIII Intel x86-64 i5 vPro, a MacBook Air 11″ 2015, and a MacBook Pro 2016 15″ retina/touchbar/thunderbolt 3 port x 4. These machines work with Windows Hello, but I am not sure if Windows Hello includes Bitlocker or if they are separate things.

Can you help me understand if it is possible to set up Windows Bitlocker to recognize my fingerprint using a USB fingerprint reader?

Thank you for your time.

Askify Moderator Edited question May 4, 2023