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“Face-Pass” a facial recognition authentication concept for Moodle

Sean Marx over at iLite has been up to some really cool stuff lately using webcams, webcam photos and facial recognition. Most recently he’s published a quick post which explains how he created a proof of concept for facial recognition as a Moodle authentication plugin which allows a user (if registered) to login to a site using their face via the webcam on their computer.

The verify the user,

  • the webcam starts
  • snaps a photo and saves it to the server
  • it analyzes the file looking for a match
  • runs the match against a name on file, verifies that the user is registered
  • then logs them in

If no user exists with that name then the user receives the traditional login page. Check out the full post at

Or take a gander at the GIF below that highlights the two login scenarios. Awesome stuff straight from the future!


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  1. […] the Australian company Ammonite has developed some creative ways to address authenticity and even Moodle have been developing a face recognition plugin. However, what have you found useful and practical […]

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