Aadhaar Authentication History

Aadhaar Authentication History ? Using UIDAI’s Aadhaar Authentication History feature, you can easily check online who has used your Aadhaar card when and where.

You have to link your Aadhaar card with Bank Account, EPF, PAN, Life Insurance and Mutual Fund. That’s why Aadhaar card has now become an important document. Considering its importance and the possibility of misuse by anyone, UIDAI introduced the facility to check online when and by whom your Aadhaar card has been used. This service is called “Aadhaar Authentication History”

What is Aadhaar Authentication History

Aadhaar authentication is a process by which the Aadhaar number as well as demographic information or biometric information of the holder is cross-checked by the Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) on request from a service provider such as a bank, insurance company, mutual fund. Company or Telecom operator for ID proof.

Aadhaar authentication can be accomplished through various means like biometric – fingerprint and IRIS, demographic, and one time password on registered mobile phone or email ID.

  • Demographic authentication- The Aadhaar number received from the Aadhaar number holder and the demographic information of the Aadhaar number holder is matched with the demographic information of the Aadhaar number holder in the CIDR.
  • One-time pin based authentication- A One Time Pin (OTP), with limited time validity, is sent to the mobile number and/or e-mail address of the Aadhaar number holder registered with the Authority, or generated through other suitable means. The Aadhaar number holder will provide this OTP along with his Aadhaar number during authentication and the same will be matched with the OTP generated by the authority.
  • Biometric-based authentication- The Aadhaar number and biometric information submitted by the Aadhaar number holder is matched with the biometric information of the said Aadhaar number holder stored in the CIDR. This can be fingerprint-based or iris-based authentication or other biometric modalities based on the biometric information stored in the CIDR.
  • Multi-factor authentication- A combination of two or more of the above modes can be used for authentication.

A requesting entity (such as banks, insurance companies, EPF or mutual fund companies) may select the appropriate mode of authentication from the modes specified above for a particular service or business function as per its requirement, which includes multiple factors of authentication for enhancement. Security.

For the avoidance of doubt, it is clarified that e-KYC authentication shall be done using OTP and/or biometric authentication only.

How to check online when and who used your Aadhaar Card?

Let us now see the process of easily checking when and who has used your Aadhaar card online.

Step 1  :-     Go to UIDAI Aadhaar Official Website (Your Aadhaar Online Services Window).

Step 2  :- Now you have to enter the Aadhaar card number and the security code displayed. After that click on the “Generate OTP” tab.

Step 3  :- Here you have option to select Authentication Types (like Demographic, Biometric, OTP, Demographic & Biometric, Biometric & OTP or Demographic & OTP) or you can select all types of Authentication Types.

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You can also choose a date range. However, a maximum of 6 months of authentication history has to be seen.

You can also choose the number of records. The maximum number of records should be 50.

After selecting all these options, enter the OTP which you have received on your registered mobile number.

Step 4  :- Here you will get the complete history of Aadhaar Authentication History. It shows you the date, time and type of authentication request. However, it does not show which company or agency used your Aadhaar data for authentication.

You can verify the identity of the authenticator by checking your email sent by UIDAI after each successful authentication for the same. In that email, you will get the details as to who authenticated your Aadhaar. Like this email below. You have seen that a bank uses Aadhaar for authentication.

Hope using this feature you can easily track or check online when and who used your aadhaar card using aadhaar authentication history feature.

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