Setup Instructions

To install any Bob package, please read the Installation Instructions. You will also need to prepare your biometric databases before you can run experiments.


With bob.pad you will run biometric recognition experiments using databases that contain presentation attacks. Though the PAD protocols are implemented in bob.pad, the original data are not included. To download the original data of the databases, please refer to their corresponding Web-pages.

After downloading the original data for the databases, you will need to tell bob.pad, where these databases can be found. For this purpose, a command exists to define your directories:

$ bob config set bob.db.<dbname> /path/to/the/db/data/folder

where <dbname> is the name of the database. For more information on the bob config command, see Global Configuration System.