Authenticate with sudo using Touch ID

Turns out it’s possible to authenticate with sudo using Touch ID, as per this (old) tweet by Cabel:

Note that this will work against when SSH’ing into your machine, and then trying to run sudo:

If you set this up, do realize that anyone who can access your account using their finger (*) can now also do wrong things.

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(*) It’s possible to add more than one fingerprint to Touch ID.

In addition to my 2 index fingers, my wife can also access my computer using Touch ID.

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