“Facerec – Linux face unlock” is a highly optimized face authentication system for Ubuntu Linux that works while logging in, running “sudo” commands, etc. and it has a user-friendly CLI to operate it.
GitHub Link: https://github.com/rushabh-v/linux_face_unlock
1. Update Sources
This command will get all the updates from the source repositories.
sudo apt update
2. Add PPA to your machine
This command will add the PPA to your machine and install all the dependencies in your machine. It can take a few minutes if you don’t have those dependencies already installed. Press ENTER when it asks for it.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rushabh-v/facerec
3. Install Facerec
This command will install facerec. And In the end it the command line interface will be explained in form of a table.
sudo apt install facerec
4. Source bashrc
This will load the new commands to the current shell. Or you can alternatively open a new terminal.
5. Add a root face
This command will store 10 new face encoding of your face every time you run it. Read the instructions carefully. And press ENTER to whenever you are ready for it to click an image. Try to take each picture with slightly different angles, different lights, etc. for better results.
Note: The number of face encoding affects your response time while logging in. So adding more than 2 root faces (20 face encoding is not recommended).
6. Enable facerec
This command will enable facerec and you are ready to go.
7. Temporary Disable facerec
Run the following command to temporarily disable facerec preserving all the face encoding and the entire setup. You will need to run `facerec enable` to enable it back.
This will remove the entire setup but the PPA will be still preserved. Run `sudo apt remove facerec` to remove the PPA.
Command Line Interface
|facerec new||Add a new root face|
|facerec enable||Enable facerec|
|facerec disable||Temporarily disable facerec|
|facerec remove||Completely remove the facerec|
|facerec –help||Get the CLI info|