In recent year’s person identification using his physical or behavioral trait has become one of the ground breaking formulas for authentication. Authentication is the primary step in access control of any system. In accessing ones elementary mobile device to ingressing huge industrial server authentication plays a significant role. Authentication can be based on something one knows, something one has or something one is. Biometrics is a genre of something one is, it can either be a physical or a behavioral trait of a person. This work presents a survey on secure biometric genres used in authentication techniques with major outlook on comparison of passwords with gesture biometric.