Windows Biometric Framework


You can use the Windows Biometric Framework API to create client applications that securely capture, save, and compare end-user biometric information.

Developer audience

Developers who use this API should be familiar with the C and C++ programming languages and the Windows-based programming environment.

Run-time requirements

The Windows Biometric Framework API is supported beginning with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. For information about run-time requirements for a particular programming element, see the Requirements section of the reference page for that element.

In this section

Topic Description
Biometric Framework overview
Describes the native support for biometrics in Windows.
Creating client applications
You can use the client API to capture and use biometric information in your applications.
Creating Adapter Plug-ins
You can create engine adapters, sensor adapters, and storage adapters using the topics in this section.
Creating a Private Sensor Pool
There are two types of sensor pools: private and system. This section describes each and explains how to create a private sensor pool.
Windows Biometric Framework API Reference
Detailed descriptions of functions, structures, and other programming elements that can be used to create a client applications and plug-ins.