Aadhaar is an identity management service developed by the Government of India. Besides being an instrument for availing government subsidies, Aadhaar can be used as a proof of identity (POI) and a proof of address (POA) across India. Since the Aadhaar system ensures one-person-one-Aadhaar across the entire population, it plays an essential role in proving ‘you are who you say you are’.
The user enters the Aadhaar number. This step can be done alternatively by scanning the QR code present on the Aadhaar Card using the device’s camera.
After sharing the Aadhaar Card details, the user must now grant consent to the app/service to view their Information for the sole purpose of Authentication.
User info is verified using Name/Address/DOB/Gender/Photo in case of Demographics, OTP sent on the Registered Mobile Number, Fingerprint / Iris Scan verification in case of Biometrics.
The user gets a confirmation of either successful or failed authentication. If successful the user can proceed ahead while if failed, the user can retry authentication process.