Abstract: Biometrics refers to an automatic authentication of a person based on his physiological and/or behavioural characteristics. The usage of biometrics as a reliable means of authentication is currently emerging. This paper proposes a unique approach for generating base point of an elliptic curve using finger print of a person for authentication which is a prime parameter in Elliptic curve cryptosystem.

Keywords: Biometrics, Authentication, Fingerprint, ECC, Keys.